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
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 conference
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
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
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 and
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
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
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 Writing.
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.