Site provides quizzes with instructional explanations of challenging word usage and grammar. Take the Entrance Exam to become a Word Police Officer and issue Grammar Citations. There's even a diploma you can display (and print) when you pass the test!!
Need to know more about spelling, grammar,
punctuation, capitalization, and related stuff?
Webgrammar answers your questions. Covers common errors in spelling, grammar and usage; provides clear explanations and examples. Also, check out The Busy Person's Guide to Basic Business Grammar.
Each section features all new weekly worksheets, provided free for teachers and parent-teachers to copy for their kids. Especially suitable for upper elementary and middle school skill levels, as well as enrichment and remediation. Reading Comprehension and
Reference Skills sections are also available.
This site presents authentic language in meaningful
real-life contexts and helps develop English
language skills by integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing; available in both English and Spanish.
The English Institute's Preliminary Grammar Book provides information about usage and structure for different parts of speech, sentence structure, word order, etc. Particularly useful for those learning English as a second language, or those needing to review grammar and sentence construction.
CyberStory is devoted to uplifting, feel-good stories that will bring a smile to your face, inspire you, offer you a new perspective or get you thinking about how you too can make a difference in someone's life. If you've got a great story to tell, why not share it with the world. Submissions are welcome:
Why not make your story a CyberStory!
The International Library of Poetry will award 250 prizes totaling $58,000.00 to amateur poets in the coming months. Anyone can enter the competition simply by submitting ONLY ONE original poem, 20 lines or less, any subject, any style. All poets who enter will receive a response concerning their artistry within seven weeks. GOOD LUCK!!
The Twelve-Step Guide to Producing Literary Scholarship describes in exacting detail the steps to creating a no-muss, no-fuss scholarly work; if you dread writing papers, this approach may serve you well.
Jeff Hooks' Home Page provides a wealth of other resources, as well, including
Five Tools for Writing Timed Essays much of which applies to all academic writing.
Learn American Sign Language (ASL) -- many options included -- provides instruction and practice for all levels (you can even set a cookie to keep track of your current settings and exercise set). This exceptional resource is easy to use and you'll have so much fun you won't realize you're actually learning, too. Also available:
Read an excerpt from Karawynn Long's novelette (included on the 1996 Preliminary Nebula Ballot); this work provided the seed for her first novel (now in progress),
which will be a broader look at the same subject: essentially, the effects
future technology will have upon Deaf people and Deaf culture. It is as yet untitled, but you can read a more detailed synopsis of this novel-in-progress. You are also invited to help with research (there's even a mailing list for discussion of the novel and related topics which you may join).
Provides a definition of the word you enter (select either an exact match or an approximate match). Words in the resulting definition are hypertext linked
back into the dictionary, allowing you to use your mouse to access the definition of
those related (and unrelated) words. You can obtain a list of words with a specific prefix, also.
As I understand it, this whole brouhaha started with a bad puzzle -
"Angry and hungry are common english words that end in 'gry'.
What is the third word that ends in 'gry'? It is a common word
that you use every day and if you were listening closely, you've
already heard it".
The answer is hungry - the third word of the puzzle that ends in
Here is an entire FARQ (Frequently Asked Reference Questions) page on the topic.
Includes: WORD-ONLINE , with links to general language dictionaries available free online (including both mono- and multi-ligual dictionaries); TERM-ONLINE providing links to glossaries from a wide variety of fields (e.g. computing, medicine, pharmacology, etc.); Online Acronym and Abbreviation Dictionaries. A Frames Version is also available.
Anita Nuopponen Department of Communication Studies, University of Vaasa, Finland
See how many words YOU can form in three minutes. For a more realistic Boggle! game, try Boggle Jumbled! in which the letters are not necessarily all right-side up. For a greater challenge, try
Boggle for Fingerspelling! in which the ASL signs for each letter are shown. The clock starts as soon as the game finishes loading (full instructions are provided below each game).
If you enjoy wordplay you'll LOVE this site! This is THE place to "feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway and night falls but never breaks and day breaks but never falls."
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The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities would be useful to any educator, parent, etc. who wants information about effective techniques for use with a variety of learners. Sections include:
The Gateway provides easy access to high quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources by linking to over 1300 resources on 12 Internet sites. Conduct full-text, subject, keyword, or title searches, then select desired grade or education level and submit the search.