English Interactive

WORDS

Where's THAT From? An Etymology Quiz Game - This game deals with weird and wonderful word sources. Challenging.

Wild World of Words - This contains web based word puzzles for a variety of skills and abilities. There are interactive exercises for homonyms, spelling and so on. There is even a sound component.

Funbrain.com - A spelling game

Quia! English Activities - Matching, concentration and flashcard games are here.
 
Madlib 1; Madlib 2 - Fill in the blanks and a silly story will be created for you!

Learning Objects
    Practice With Prefixes 1
    Practice With Prefixes 2

GRAMMAR - TERMS and RULES      

Learning Objects 
    Using Transitional Words 
    Singular and Plural Nouns that end in an "s" sound 
    Singular Possessive Nouns 
    Plural Possessives Nouns 1 
    Plural Possessives Nouns 2

Wacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks with a noun, a verb and so on and create a surprise story.

Identifying Punctuation Error: Review - Self explanatory; you get immediate feedback.

HyperGrammar - This Canadian OWL has tutorials but, more importantly, there are interactive review exercises on most of the tricky areas in writing and grammar. Challenging parts.

Grammar Gorillas - There are 20 questions. You choose the part of speech and get a reward when you are correct. Easier than above.

Guide to Grammar and Writing - These interactive quizzes on grammar are good for review and they're fun to do.

Punctuation Review - Practise your own special area.

Traditional Grammar: an Interactive Book - This website can help writers of all ages. Use specific sections for "just in time" learning, or review the entire site and quiz yourself on what you've learned.

 

WRITING
   
Learning Objects
                Writing Effective Paraphrases
                Scoring the GED Essay

READING and COMPREHENSION

Reading Quiz - This provides practice in vocabulary. Sentences are written with missing words.  In each case, there is a choice of 4 words to put in the space. You choose which one would be appropriate and then receive feedback on how you did. Easy reading.

Learning Resources: through CNN - The Learning Resources site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau news stories. This material is intended for adult literacy and educational purposes. Though the intended audience is adults, instructors and learners (of all ages) are encouraged to use this material to promote better literacy. Each module includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story.

Fluency Through Fables - Read a short story or fable and then answer questions based on what you've read. Easy reading.

The Key Site - The menu on the left on the first page of this site lists a number of general topics about which there are several newspaper articles. These articles can be printed out to read and to discuss.   The articles are pre-marked as "easy reading level" or "mid-reading (or GED prep) level." Some interesting categories are Current Events, Education, Health, International, Parenting or Science/Technology.

The Learning Edge- This is an on-line newspaper, from Ontario, designed for adult new readers.



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