English Language Arts

Academic Skill Builders

Academic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills. They feature free multiplayer learning games, math games, language arts games and much more for kids in K-8.

Accelerated Reader
(AR) Book Finde

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool. AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor students' independent reading practice. The student picks a book at his or her own level and reads at his or her own pace. When finished, the student takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz indicates that the student understood what was read. AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher and librarian then use to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Students using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Teachers and librarians help students choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that they can pass the quiz and experience success.

Better Lesson

BetterLesson is a social curriculum management site where educators develop and share high-quality lessons, best practices, and ideas. Featured files are broken down by elementary, middle school, and high school for math, science, social studies, and English aligned to the Common Core. (Provided by BMGF) 

Browser Books

Browser Books was created to allow beginning readers to read books on their web browser. Readers can click on the triangle in the lower right-hand corner of each page to turn the pages. If they are unsure of a word, they can click on it to hear a child's voice read the word to them. The books have been sorted by level and by subject according to the curriculum.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it easy for student researchers to cite their information sources.

Common Core
Curriculum Maps

The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project provides educators with high-quality, low-cost curriculum tools based on the Common Core State Standards. These 76 detailed curriculum Maps and sample lesson plans are designed to help K-12 educators create the kind of “well-developed, content-rich curriculum” called for in the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project also offers links to digital resources and tools for creating, collaborating, researching, and sharing. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, as the technologies are constantly evolving. Consider it a beginning!


DIBELS Next Aligns to the Common Core Standards is a presentation that provides specific alignments between the DIBELS Next indicators and the Common Core State Standards. 


engageNY has developed a variety of curriculum exemplars aligned to the Common Core Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. 

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)

FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms as well as a variety of other tools and resources. Student Center Activities

Idaho Total Instruction Alignment

Idaho Total Instruction Alignment provides a breakdown of the Common Core State Standards with sample ELL, Task Analysis, Vocabulary, Sample Assessment Item, and Materials & Resources. 


Internet4Classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. 

Language Guide to Español

Language Guide lets students practice their Spanish vocabulary and grammar. 

Links to Literacy

North Central Regional Library’s Links to Literacy is the early literacy program that librarians throughout the NCRL branches use in their weekly story times. It is a program that teaches children the skills needed to begin to learn to read. 

Literacy Design Collaborative

The Literacy Design Collaborative is committed to equipping middle and high school students with the literacy skills they will need to succeed in their later education, their careers, and their communities. This collection provides a first set of template tasks for implementing the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) strategy. LDC template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” that allow teachers inserting the texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. When filled in, template tasks create high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of learning science, history, English, and other subjects. Template tasks are built off of the Common Core State Standards. (Provided by BMGF) LDC Template Task Collection 1LDC Sample Modules

Marzano Proficiency Scale Banks

Marzano Proficiency Scale Banks is a tool that provides scoring guides and sample tasks for the Common Core. 

Mastery Connect

MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. 

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - Instructional Support Tools unpacks the Common Core State Standards. This resource serves as good source of example problems related to each individual standard.

PBS Teachers

Free resources for teaching and learning! PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.

Read Write Think Read Works

Read Write Think blends proven instruction and internet technology to deliver powerful online tools for teaching reading and language arts in grades K-12. ReadWorks was founded in 2008 to help teachers meet the nationwide crisis in reading comprehension. We help teachers improve their effectiveness through research-based, classroom-proven practices and curriculum. ReadWorks is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. We deliver lesson plans directly to teachers online. There is no cost to educators or their schools. By engaging teachers and principals directly, ReadWorks cuts through layers of bureaucracy. To date, more than 200,000 teachers in 45,000+ schools use ReadWorks to help improve student outcomes.

SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS Curriculum Pathways is an interactive, standards-based resource for grades 6-12 in English language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and Spanish. Free to students and educators. Teachers can create a generic student account. One of the free tools on the SAS site is the Writing Reviser (the literacy teachers in the room were blown away by the tool). The tool analyzes students’ narrative work and gives them feedback on areas where they could improve. The program scores students through feedback in areas such as wordiness, overuse of prepositional phrases, or clichéd jargon, and it provides constructive feedback through artificial intelligence. 

Spanish Language – CONEVyT Digital Library

La Biblioteca Digital del CONEVyT pone a tu disposición los materiales necesarios para que complementes tus estudios de educación básica y media, e información de interés para tu trabajo y otros ámbitos de tu vida. 

Spell to Write & Read

Spell to Write & Read (SWR) is both the name of the master book to the entire program and the title for the program itself. The SWR Core kit contains five companion products that work together to teach the first 4 to 6 years of unified language arts or to remediate any age. Spelling serves as the foundation for phonics, penmanship, literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary enrichment in a way that leads to spontaneous reading. The program is suitable to all because it uses a logical progression, multi-sensory instruction, and scientific research in a way proven to produce outstanding spellers and readers. 

Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets features thousands of printable PDF files including math worksheets, spelling lists, reading comprehension passages, educational board games, graphic organizers, handwriting practice pages, educational card games, flashcards, and manipulative teaching materials.


WatchKnowLearn.org provides free educational videos for all content areas aligned to the Common Core where applicable. The site includes videos for teachers as well.