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Browser Books

This website was created to allow beginning readers to read books on their web browser. Readers can click on the triangle in the lower right-hand corner of each page to turn the pages. If they are unsure of a word, they can click on it to hear a child's voice read the word to them.

 

The books have been sorted by level and by subject according to the curriculum.

 

Synonyms for "said"

This site also lists synonyms for the word “asked’, adjectives for the five senses and 10 reasons to read aloud to your children.

 

Hangman

Designed for English as a Second Language students, this site has word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more. Great for beginning and intermediate readers!

 

Silly Sentence Machine

From the PBS Reading Rainbow site, create a silly sentence from available words and listen as it is read back to you.

 

Starfall

The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall.com is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

 

Jim Trelease on Reading

The Guru on reading, his website has author quizzes, research on reading aloud to your children and a treasury of great read-aloud books.

 

Grammar Sites – Thanks 6th Grade!

 

Big Dog’s Grammar – Big Dog says: Maybe some dull, basic English grammar stuff here, but I know how to get to the meat of any subject. Join me as I nose my way through the least you need to know to bluff your way through Freshman comp or any general writing task.

 

Guide to Grammar & Writing – Everything you will ever need to know about grammar. Hosted by Capitol Community College.

 

Grammar Glossary -  Choose your grade and search this interactive text on grammar definitions. 9it’s way cooler than it sounds!)

 

Grammar Gorillas - Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal.

 

 

Just for fun:

 

For those obsessing over spelling and phonics, here's something to ponder. In fact, if you ponder it long enough, it could drive you crazy or at least make you reconsider previous positions. The following paragraph has been circling the internet for years. Nearly every word of it is inexcusably misspelled and phonetically impossible, yet most people have no trouble reading it.

 

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is tahtthe frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit any porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, butthe wrod as a wlohe.

 

First of all, there is no such Cambridge Research; it's an urban legend. For information about this legend check out the following links:

 

www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/matt.davis/Cmabrigde/index.html

www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp

 

 

 

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Updated 10/3/2007