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Language Arts

Links verified 1/5/2015

  1. Analogy of the Day - From FactMonster. Hints and answers are provided. (Our Language Arts page has more analogy sites )
  2. A Word A Day - Each week a different theme on daily vocabulary words and their definitions. This site provides a pronunciation of the word via a .wav file or a RealAudio file. You can also subscribe to the daily word by email.
  3. Daily Buzzword - Come see what all the buzz is about at the Daily buzzword
  4. Daily Spelling Bee - Every day three new words are offered to test your spelling skills. Warning!- some of the pronunciation clues are an attempt to lull you into a spelling error.
  5. Daily Word Jumble - Four new, often challenging, scrambled words every day to test your skills at unscrambling and rearranging letters. (Each line of scrambled letters forms one word.) Average Puzzle Score=2 Correct
  6. English Daily - free exercises, idioms, common abbreviations, slang, proverbs and much more
  7. FreeDictionary - Learn a new word for the day, an article of the day, history of the day, word game of the day and more.
  8. Merriam Webster's Word of the Day - Learn a new word, see an example sentence and then learn about the derivation of the word. Webster will even Email this to you on a daily basis. Enlarge the vocabulary of your High School level students.
  9. Shakespeare's Sonnet of The Day - Discover a new sonnet everyday.
  10. Sources for Quotations - Many sites are available for finding quotations. The first link suggests ways to use quotations in your classroom.
  11. Story of the Day - Hear a read-a-loud story everyday, from Read Me a Book.
  12. Story Starters - Here's a quick writing activity to try every day. First generate a creative story starter. Pick a format: notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard. Four levels are available: K-1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-6th.
  13. Vocabulary Builders
    1. Upper Elementary (grades 4-6)
    2. Junior High (grades 6-9)
    3. PSAT & SAT
  14. What Does it Mean? - Word of the day, audio is provided for pronunciation. Given another chance if choose wrong answer. Correct answer is displayed with full explanation. From Infoplease.com
  15. Word Game contests - There are seven separate vocabulary quizzes and each one features a new quiz for each day of the quiz. That's 49 to choose from. These will tease your brain!
  16. Word Game of the Day - Play a new puzzle every day or visit the archive. (beware of ad video shown before game starts)
  17. Word of the Day from the National Center for Education Statistics



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