Teaching Today is Glencoe's premiere professional development site for
teachers. This site offers daily teaching tips, free downloadable materials,
and a wealth of other resources you can use in the classroom today.
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
With over 77,000 members, the National Council of Teachers of
English (NCTE) is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning
of English and language arts. At its Web site, you can review
publications, share teaching ideas with other teachers, and preview
upcoming events. If you'd like to join NCTE, complete the online
registration form provided here.
Language Association (MLA)
For over 100 years, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has
focused on the study of language and literature. The MLA guidelines
on documentation style are widely used by schools, academic departments,
and instructors, and this site has the only online MLA guidelines
that are authorized by the MLA of America. In addition, this site
offers job information, MLA reports, publications, awards, and
This site connects to the latest educational topics, issues, and
resources. You'll find information concerning public education,
legislative action, school safety, health information, educational
materials, books, publications, and more.
In addition to lesson planning and classroom projects, this page
provides links to free language arts work sheets, online writing
resources, and online word games. Teachers may also use a search
engine to review their states' Language Arts Standards.
This Web page from the Discovery Channel guides teachers to lesson
plans and curriculum ideas on the Web. Click on Kathy Schrock's
Guide for Educators to find 2000 categorized education links.
For spelling fun, the Puzzlemaker helps you create and print your
own crosswords, word games, and cryptograms.
Get connected with teachers from around the globe at this Web
site. Here you'll find discussions, live meetings, chat boards,
and columns about education. In the Lesson Plans section, you'll
find grade-specific Reading/Writing ideas submitted by teachers.
Stay connected by visiting the Web Tools section for lots of information
about Web writing and building your own Web page.
Designed by two teachers and sponsored by the Cable Television
Industry and TECH CORPS, a national nonprofit organization assisting
schools with technology, this Internet tutorial guide will help
you learn to use the Internet and integrate it into your classroom.
Navigate through the World Wide Web at your own pace while you
learn about e-mail, chat rooms, Web page design, and more. After
your tour, put your knowledge to work with interactive exercises
Writing Centers Association
This site contains a comprehensive list of sites related to writing,
including Writing Center Resources, Writing Centers Online, Resources
for Writers, and Electronic and Print Journals.
University Online Writing Lab
Purdue's award-winning Online Writing Lab (OWL) strives to provide
students with the resources they need to become better writers.
The site includes online resources for teachers and writers, as
well as over 130 instructional handouts indexed by topic. Handouts
include exercises and instruction in spelling, punctuation, sentence
construction, parts of speech, and research.
Polytechnic Institute Writing Center Handouts
An excellent series of printable handouts covering a variety of
topics, including writing types and styles, citation styles, and
gender-fair language. Through this site, you'll also find links
to online writing resources.
of California at Berkeley Online Writing Lab
This online writing lab from the University of California at Berkeley
links to student writing resources and a number of online writing
centers. Click on Instructors' Resources and you'll find a link
to the home page of the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP). Using
teachers to train teachers, the BAWP aims to improve writing and
the teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines.
You may want to learn more about its Saturday Seminars and Summer
Programs for teachers.
This University of Illinois site provides teachers of writing
with links to online tools. Topics covered here include Writing
Across the Curriculum, ESL Resources, and General Links About
of On-line Dictionaries
This site is a treasure trove of links to over two hundred dictionaries
of languages from Creole to Maori to Zulu. Also included are links
to specialized English dictionaries, thesauri, online grammars,
and a Web of linguistic fun.
This site includes an abundance of links to important newspapers,
magazines, journals, news services, book reviews, columnists,
search engines, utilities, and amusements. Lead-ins to articles
of note, new books, essays and opinionswith links to the online
source pageare updated daily. This is an invaluable source for keeping
up with what is happening in the world of language, literature,
the arts, criticism, and culture.
Writing Resources Online
This is an extensive annotated list of Web sites devoted to writing
and grammar, organized into such categories as the Writing Process,
Grammar Guides, Plain Language, and WordPlay. The site is maintained
by Gary B. Larson, a senior communications officer at the King
County (Washington) Department of Transportation.
Many reference works are available online at this site, including
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, a collection of passages, phrases,
and proverbs from ancient and modern literature, and Strunk's
The Elements of Style, a guide to using clear, straightforward
language in writing.
Errors in English
Paul Brians, Professor of English at Washington State University,
provides brief discussions of many common errors, with an emphasis
on frequently misused or confused words.
to Grammar and Writing
This online guide to grammar and writing provides rules and examples
to help students avoid common grammatical mistakes. Users can
review a log of past questions and answers or submit their own
questions to Ask Grammar. When you're finished browsing the site,
complete the interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.
This award-winning online magazine for writers 8-18 years old
features the work of young writers from around the world. The
site includes a Teacher Resource room that offers advice on using
the magazine in the classroom.
This is an invaluable site for Internet research. Through this
site, you can access the entire EncycloŠpdia Britannica, read
articles selected from more than seventy of the world's top magazines
as well as daily news postings from the Washington Post, and link
to thousands of the Web's best sites.
Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education
Here you can explore the U.S. Education Resource Information Center's
enormous collection of teacher resources. You'll find information
on lesson plans, articles and research concerning education, and
links to education sites. If you can't find what you need under
the topics, search the ERIC database of more than one million
abstracts of documents and articles in the field of education.
Department of Education
This home page for the U.S. Department of Education provides information
about the department's programs and services and links to its
publications and products. This page also includes links to articles
in education headlines and a list of the department's most requested
items. Click on Directories to find The New Teacher's Guide to
the Department of Education, which will help you to research materials
and library resources.