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English Language Arts Resources

CommonLit Over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.  Free.



 EPIC  Get access to 40,000 books. audiobooks, and videos for students. Teacher create free accounts and enroll students. Students can read online while in school. Use for independent reading, reading centers, and research projects. Grades K-5.





Grammar Bytes: Grammar Instruction with Attitude! You have to love a grammar website with a shark on its homepage and the web address chompchomp!  Grammar Bytes has modules in Canvas Commons ready to upload! It also has a weekly grammar workout on Twitter, definitions of grammar terms, handouts, exercises, its own YouTube channel with videos, and grammar tips and rules.




 Lit2Go  Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Listen to a sample from Alice in Wonderland.



Newsela Use authentic articles from trusted sources to teach standards.




NoRedInk  The free, basic subscription includes practice exercises, scaffolded writing activities, and assessments aligned to standards. K-12.




Poetry Foundation Poems, poet biographies, poem of the day, audio recordings of poems, glossary of poetic terms, poetry magazine. Free.


Read to Lead  Free learning games and lessons that put middle school students in charge of a workplace.



ReadWriteThink  From the National Council of Teacherss of English and the International Literacy Association, classroom resources and professional learning for all grade levels. Free.

  • lesson plans
  • student interactives
  • calendar activities
  • printouts


ReadWorks High-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. Free.


Sparkle Box Free printables for phonics, spelling, writing, grammar, stories and rhymes. Interactive online activities. K-3.


TeachingBooks  All things book:

  • book trailers
  • videos of authors and illustrators
  • reader advisory
  • 1,333 complete book readings
  • lesson plans and activities
  • diverse books
  • passages from over 35,000 books
  • virtual author visits
  • more

Some resources are currently free. This well end soon. Teachers can use a 2 week free trial. If this is a resource you would like to have at our school, let me know. I may be able to purchase a license.


Vocabulary Spelling City Subscription service. $69.95 for up to 25 students in a class. Word Lists & Lessons offers video lessons, enrichment strategies and spelling resources. Language Arts lessons are offered including Analogies, Compound Words, and Figurative Language. Thousands of word lists are here, ready to import into your account while logged in, such as Beginning Spelling Curriculum,  and Sight Words. Using literacy centers.