Department of Defense Education Activity

Brewster MS: Independent Learning and Homework Help - English Language Arts & Reading

Middle School Resources

The following resources target middle school level audiences.

Elements of Literature Site
Elements of Literature Site includes extension materials for the adopted textbooks in grades 7-12.
 
Guide to Grammar & Writing
An online guide to grammar from word and sentence level to essay and research papers. Quiz yourself and watch presentations.
 
Language of Literature Site
Language of Literature Site includes student and teacher resources for the Language of Literature textbook series.
 
SPARK Notes
Free Online study guides. If you're struggling to understand a book, or would just like a little extra insight, Spark Notes is for you. Type in the name of your book, and you’ll find book guides, summaries, lists of characters, a review of the themes, review questions, and more.

K - 12 Resources

The following resources apply to multiple grade level audiences.

Dictionary.com
Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations
 
EDSITEment
Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
 
Lexile Framework for Reading Database
Find the Right Book for You! Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read!
 
Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
 
VocabularySpellingCity.com
Efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.