ELA 6 Writing Resources
After taking a look at your scores on the End of Course Exam, determine what skills you need some extra practice on. Below is a list of resources to help you practice your writing skills.
- No Red Ink - https://www.noredink.com/
We have used No Red Ink in class, so you should be familiar with it. However, you will need to sign up for a personal account. Just click the ‘sign up’ button and use a personal email address and password to sign up. Choose a class level that will challenge you and see if you can work your way to a 7th grade level. No Red Ink will help with the following skills:
- Editing – grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization
- Pronouns and other parts of speech
- Writing – this is a part of No Red Ink that we didn’t use so play around with it
- The Learning Network - https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
It is free and has grade-level appropriate news articles. Many high interest stories available to read with comprehension questions following each story.
- StoriumEdu - https://storiumedu.com/
This writing resource is free until the end of June. Parents will need to create an account for
their student to be able to access the material
- Grammar Smash - Wobble Mondy Studios (App) - Free - This is a grammar app for students that may struggle with writing.
- Mad Libs (App) - Free - This helps students learn the parts of speech in a fun, engaging manner.
- Simplemind (App) - Free - Mind mapping for the visual learner
- Words with Friends (App) - Free - Vocabulary practice
- Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org -- Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice – Grammar and vocabulary. Create an account and click on courses at the top of the site. Grammar lessons and practices are under Arts/Humanities; vocabulary is under ELA beta titles.
- Evernote (App)- Organize digital content with full-featured web clipper and notebook. Students and teachers can learn to better manage their digital lives via this comprehensive organizational tool.
- NoodleTools (App)- Expansive research tool uniquely melds learning and productivity. While the complex, old-school design isn't ideal, NoodleTools gives students specific assistance where they need it the most -- with citations, paraphrasing, elaboration, and organization.
- Drafting Board (App)- Students get persuasive skills with delightful civics-based essay tool. It's a fantastically detailed tool that helps kids through every step of persuasive essay writing.
- Quizzizz.com, Kahoot.com, and quizlet.com - Directions to set up accounts are the same for all three. You will first click the SIGN UP box from each site. You will need the following information to create an account for all three of these sites.
- You will need to enter the child’s birthday (can be any date within the same year)
- An email address.
- You will need to choose a username and easily remembered password.
Once the information is entered and you have created an account you can explore. All sights have a search or find feature. You can search almost any of the section titles from the EOC and find resources to help your student gain information to get them to proficient. Grammar, parts of speech, roots words, inference, connotation & denotation, summarizing and paraphrasing are just a few of the search parameters that will yield valuable information.
ELA 6 Literature (Reading) Resources
After taking a look at your scores on the End of Course Exam, determine what skills you need some extra practice on. Below is a list of resources to help you practice your reading skills.
- Just Read!
Great reading skills can only be obtained if you read. Try to read at least 20 minutes per day.
- Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org -- Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice – Vocabulary and reading skills are located under the ELA beta title.
- Tween Tribune (History/Science)- Tween Tribune is a free reading resource from the Smithsonian institute that features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.
- Project Gutenberg (Literature)-Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books. The majority are classic literature books like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Great Expectations, and are available in various formats including ePub, HTML and more. A HUGE reading resource that will endlessly occupy your students!
- DOGO News (Current Events)- DOGO News is a superb reading resource that offers a variety of content covering current events, sports, science, technology and more. Each article is kid friendly and contains links to definitions of words students may find complicated. Content is searchable by grade level or category and includes links to relevant national standards. Content is free to view. Premium access is also available for teachers interested in worksheets, activities and more that can accompany articles.
- No Red Ink - https://www.noredink.com/