Elementary English: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
The Internet is a virtual library of elementary English language arts resources to help students practice reading, writing, spelling and more. Whether you’re a student seeking interactive word searches and scrambles, a teacher looking for new and interesting lesson plans, or a parent seeking the best literature to read at home with your child, the Elementary English Web Guide has lots of tools for learning and teaching elementary school English language arts.
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Students practice their reading skills every time they read the text on a Web page. This collection of Elementary English Tools for Students includes the best resources to help students improve their reading skills, learn grammar and spelling rules, build their vocabularies and get inspiration to write.
- Many sites cover more than just one grade level worth of elementary English language arts information, so parents or teachers should look them over to determine if they are age-appropriate before letting students explore on their own. Even when the activities are grade-level appropriate, young students may need help navigating to activities and understanding the directions.
- Elementary school English language arts is such a broad subject area that you may have more success searching for specific content areas when looking for resources online. Using more specific search terms such as “reading,” “writing,” “vocabulary,” “spelling,” “grammar,” or “literature,” for example, is often the best way to get focused search results.
The Internet is a treasure trove of elementary school language arts teacher resources designed to enrich your classroom. Whether you’re focusing on reading, writing or another content area, the sites below can give you the practical tools you need to create stronger language arts students.
- Textbook publishers often post supplemental content on their Web sites, so if you’re working from a textbook, you may be able to find more resources there.
- When it comes to education Web sites, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Many sites with excellent content are poorly designed. Although we normally filter out these sites, we have made some exceptions to bring you the best content possible.
- We also usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides we make exceptions to this rule to provide teachers with more options for lesson plans and student activities. Teachers should approach directories with caution and evaluate outside links before using them in the classroom.
One of the best ways to help your child achieve success in language arts is to make literacy a priority in the home. Resources that promote elementary school English at home can help parents invest children with a lifelong love of reading.
- Integrating reading and writing into your child’s home life is as easy as involving them in what you’re already doing. Encourage your child to read signs and other public text, look at newspapers and magazines, complete word searches or crossword puzzles or write in a private journal.
- Ask your child’s teacher what the class is studying and supplement those subjects at home. The “Elementary School Language Arts Teacher Resources” section of this Web guide can provide inspiration for ways to get your child interested in reading, writing and language.