English/Language Arts Summer Resources for 2015

Reading Resources

http://maslmd.org/6-9/
Try some of the Black-Eyed Susan recommendations for grades 6-9.

http://www.abookandahug.com/
Try these titles collected by a well-known book lover.

http://www.fcpl.org/programs/summer-reading
Join the Frederick County Public Library’s summer reading program.

http://www.readtheory.com
Practice reading-comprehension skills through varied texts and assessments.

Grammar Resources

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/678/01/
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) website from Purdue University has numerous resources for grammar and mechanics review.  The worksheets can be printed.

http://www.stickyball.net/
This website contains lots of grammar practice sheets. The tabs on the left side are the choices, which include everything from the parts of speech to punctuation to vocabulary review.

Online Grammar Games

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html
The Grammar Gorillas site has games at the beginner and advanced levels to reinforce the parts of speech.

http://www.funenglishgames.com
This site is visually busy (lots of information), but there are good review games for grammar at each grade level. You can work at whatever grade level is most appropriate and then move to a higher level.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/adventure/
Maggie’s Earth Adventures is available to play in both English and Spanish. It has review games in multiple content areas, but there are several for English/grammar.

Writing Skills

http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/hme/6_8/
This website from educational publisher Houghton-Mifflin provides various writing/grammar reviews at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels.

Other ELA Links of Interest

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/generalenglishplayboard
Links and resources to fine tune your English/Language Arts skills