• Helpful Links for Reading, Writing, Grammar, & Vocabulary 

    SCASD Reading Room

    Use this site to find the right books to read based on your age, gender, and interests.

    Lexile Framework for Reading

    Read about the use of lexiles for reading instruction and selecting texts.  Search by title, author, or lexile level to find the book that's right for you!


    The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

    Over 200 free resources to help you with your writing.

    NoodleBib or BibMe or EasyBib  

    Use either of these tools to create a bibliography/works cited page in MLA format. Be sure to select "MLA" from the left column.  Create a free account to save ALL your entries while researching, and then export them into MSWord.
              Helpful advice for using quotations, paraphrasing, and writing summaries.
    Grammar and Conventions:
    The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - Many interactive quizzes on grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and writing numbers.
    Grammar Gorillas - Play games to practice the parts of speech!
    Grammar Slammer - Click on the writing category to get help.
    Commas and Colons - online quiz
    Commas - online quiz
    Colons and Semicolons - online quiz
    Subject-Verb Agreement I - In the quiz questions , choose the correct verb so that subject and verb agree.
    Parts of Speech I - three interactive activities
    For each word you get right, 20 grains of rice are donated through the UN World Food Program to help end world hunger.  Explore other subjects, including math, art, chemistry and geography!
    Create a user account, and join your class period group to practice our vocabulary words each week.
               A free online dictionary and thesaurus.
    A pronouncing dictionary for those learning English. Type a word or phrase into the search box. When the text comes up in pink, mouse over it to hear it spoken.

    The meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases and idioms.

    Whether you want to resolve a friendly argument over how a saying or phrase originated or whether you just enjoy words, you'll probably find something here to interest you.


    Writing Contests & Scholarships for Teens
Last Modified on August 12, 2021