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    **SPOTLIGHT SPECIAL:

  1. Free portable tinySpell™ - Interactive spelling checker
  2. Balabolka - Free Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - works even in browser (saves sound file)
  3. Online Text-to-speech Reader - See other items at RapidTables
  4. Online Talking Dictionarist - Has online keyboard option
  5. Type in text and hear it spoken - Via imtranslator
  6. Free Grammar Checker - Grammarly
  7. Alternatives for QuotePad - Many choices for note-taking and to do lists
  8. Use Bob Bowman's Reference Page - Find list of dictionaries to replace discontinued Voycabulary Link
  9. Free Kid's Intermediate Dictionary - has reverse search - Wordsmyth
  10. Reverse Dictionary
  11. 16 Pages of IELTS Vocabulary and How to Boost Your Lexical Resource - Via IELTS Podcast
  12. Grammar Checker - Free Online sentence & spell check tool
  13. Writing Section - See extensive related links
  14. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  15. Starfall - Learn to Read with Phonics
  16. See OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Main Page - Plus find more free resources
  17. See extensive list of Free Software below - FREE alternatives to commercial versions!
  18. Check Free Educational Technologies Home Page - See additional links and notes

    ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS:

  19. Englishjet® - See links for English language teachers - check resource section also
  20. A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples - Kentucky Classics
  21. Creating a Classroom Newspaper
  22. The interactive Printing Press - Assists students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers - readwritethink
  23. The Write Site - An interactive language arts and journalism project for middle schools
  24. Top Sites for English Learning - Via english.gotop100.com
  25. English Exercises (.org) - Learn English online
  26. Business English Grammar Lessons - Via Pearson Brown
  27. Mr. Smith's English Page
  28. Copyright and Fair Use: Modeling what we want our students to do - Web English Teacher
  29. ABC's of the Writing Process
  30. Outta Ray's Head Literature
  31. Best TESOL/ESL/TESL/TOEFL Resources - uni.edu
  32. Outta Ray's Head Lessons (Literature, Poetry, Writing/Business Letters) - Ray Saitz
  33. Tech Communications - topics via eserver.org
  34. Telephone English Tips - Advice for About.com®
  35. Student Resources for Middle School English - Courtesy of finding Dulcinea
  36. (Free) Online High School Courses - Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
  37. Difficult Words and their usages - English For Students
  38. Online Handbook - writing resources - Engineering Communication Program at utoronto.ca
  39. Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  40. Language Arts - Activities by edHelper.com
  41. All the Best Free Teacher Resources - Language Arts K-12
  42. Teachers' Links: Lesson Plans from English-Zone.Com
  43. How You Can Use Class Tales and Fable - Rick Walton via Internet Archive
  44. English Lessons Online
  45. How to learn English Online for Free - See several links at eHow™
  46. See English words derived from Greek and Latin words - and dictionary - Get Words.com
  47. Language and Linguistics... - See resource links from Wordsmyth
  48. Vocabulary Games and Resources
  49. Learn English with Jokes and Riddles
  50. OpenThesis: Search Theses & Dissertations
  51. Writing Commons helps students improve their writing, critical thinking, and information literacy
  52. English The Easy Way - Free English Learning Resources
  53. Kids' Place - Houghton Mifflin English
  54. Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation - Edutopia
  55. Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation Mistakes
  56. 59 Proofreading Marks
  57. Online Writing Resources - Center for Academic Writing (ceu.edu)
  58. wordyenglish.com/words/vocabulary.html - English Vocabulary Compilation - Please preview
  59. Free Writing Resources - Time4Writing
  60. 101 English Language Arts Websites for Teachers - ELA
  61. Reverse Outlining - Amherst College

    ESL LINKS:

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    ESL links are included under LANGUAGE

  62. FORENSICS:

  63. Forensics Dictionary - Ryle High School Speech and Debate
  64. Public Speaking Glossary
  65. Speech and Debate Forensics Community - See debate sessions at ForCom
  66. Debate Topics - See chart of topics at ProCon.org
  67. Education World: It's Up for Debate! - See lesson plans for young students
  68. Debates - Teaching Tips and Tools
  69. Access Middle School! free debate resources - Middleschool.net
  70. Learn About Debate - Free Debate Resources - Debate Central
  71. Useful Debate links - Debatepedia
  72. Art of Public Speaking - By Mahavir Mohnot
  73. Pub Speaking & Speech Writing - Via speechtips.com
  74. 10 steps to conquer your public speaking fear, Moral Stories, Short Stories - English for Students
  75. Public Speaking Resources Links - Sherman Oaks Toastmasters Club 147
  76. Advanced Public Speaking Institute resources - Has glossary
  77. Interactive Lesson on Overcoming the Fear of Speaking to Groups - Courtesy of school-for-champions.com
  78. Speech Resources - Includes Robert's Rules of Order - via webenglishteacher.com
  79. Free Play Scripts and Resources for Middle & High School Theatre Teachers
  80. Presenting / Public Speaking - Topics presented by Free Management Library™
  81. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - Courtesy of teachthought

    GRAMMAR LINKS:

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  82. Grammar & Composition - Top 5 Sites for Correcting Common Sentence Errors - About.com®
  83. English Grammar - Courtesy of Wikipedia
  84. Advanced English Grammar
  85. 10 websites to help improve your grammar - ProWritingAid
  86. English Grammar: a complete guide - EF
  87. Big Dog's Grammar: basic English grammar with interactive exercises - Via Internet Archive
  88. Guide to Grammar and Writing - CCC
  89. The Grammar Gorillas
  90. HyperGrammar - Univ. of Ottawa
  91. Grammar Bytes! - Grammar instruction with attitude - At least see tips section
  92. Guide To Grammar and Punctuation (With 20 Resources) - Via informED
  93. Glossary of Grammatical Terms - Brown Univ.
  94. Grammar - Interactive Learning Sites for Education -
  95. Common Errors in English - Large list by Paul Brians (WSU)
  96. Online Spell Check & Grammar Check - Free!
  97. Webgrammar offers links to great general grammar sites - Also see other subjects
  98. How to Improve Your Grammar (with Examples) - wikiHow
  99. Basics of English Grammar - Courtesy of TALKENGLISH.com
  100. The Student's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation - Courtesy of Scribendi.com
  101. Garbl's Online Grammar Guides - Archived
  102. Revising and Rewriting - An older list via ipl2
  103. 21 Proofreading and Editing Tips for Writers - Writing Forward
  104. 5 Useful Revising, Editing, and Proofreading Checklists - Custom Writing.org
  105. Proofreading, Editing, and Revising - purdue.edu
  106. Editing and Proofreading - Via unc.edu
  107. EDITING & PROOFREADING STRATEGIES (PDF) - Via umn.edu
  108. 60+ English Grammar Resources - Via custom-writing.org
  109. Extensive Grammar Resources Lists - Courtesy of Australian Help
  110. English Grammar - Academized - Writing Center, Student Success Center
  111. Student's Grammar Resource Guide - Maryville Online

    PHONICS:

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    Phonics are included under LANGUAGE

    REFERENCE LINKS:

  112. Longman English Dictionary Online
  113. Grammar and Punctuation | The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
  114. Synonyms Thesaurus with Antonyms & Definitions
  115. Dictionary including phrases - Via cambridge.org
  116. Wordsmyth English Dictionary/Thesaurus
  117. Dictionary, translation, definition | English, Spanish, German... Reverso
  118. OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus
  119. Writer's Reverse Dictionary: Search for a Word with Its Definition
  120. Rhyming Dictionary - Courtesy of Rhyme Desk
  121. Rhymezone - See search box
  122. A Rhyming Dictionary for Poetry and Songwriting
  123. OneLook Dictionary Search - Uses wildcard options!
  124. Itools Internet Resources
  125. Common Proofreading Symbols - Courtesy of commnet.edu
  126. Free Management Library - See online library topics
  127. Business Writer's Free Library
  128. English Reference sources (MCHS Library)
  129. Business Glossary - By AllBusiness.com
  130. Glossary of Business Terms - Courtesy of PowerHomeBiz.com&trade
  131. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary has perfect pronunciation lessons
  132. Visual Dictionary Online by Merriam-Webster
  133. Introductory. Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. Elements of Style
  134. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - Brewer, E. Cobham - 1898
  135. Daily Grammar - Glossary of Grammar Terms - Includes grammar lessons
  136. Free K-12 Educational Materials for Teachers and Students - Courtesy of Student Handouts
  137. EnhanceMyWriting.com: General Writing/Grammar Resources Sites
  138. Grammar Topics: Adverbs,verbs,adjectives... - english4today
  139. Learn English Through Pictures
  140. Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive - KCNN
  141. More references are included under REFERENCES SECTION

    S.A.T. LINKS:

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  142. Wordsmyth S.A.T. Dictionary 2000 words - free for personal use - Via Internet Archive
  143. Limits in Improving Your SAT - Softpanorama
  144. Free Vocabulary words - 5000 - See PDF download from freevocabulary.com
  145. 100 Helpful SAT Sites and Resources - Yolasite
  146. Ten Tips for Improving Your SAT Score - Also see common errors in English - Ronnie Demler
  147. Purdue OWL: Essay Writing
  148. The Five-Paragraph Essay - See comprehensive index at bottom - CCC
  149. Strategies for Essay Writing - Harvard College Writing Center
  150. Free Resource for Outstanding Essay and Paper Topics, Thesis Statements and Important Quotes - PaperStarter
  151. Hook for Essay - Strong essay openings
  152. More Hooks for Essay - Also see writing tips at WorldEssays
  153. Essay - A detailed tutorial
  154. ParagraphPunch.com
  155. The History of English - Glossary of Terms
  156. Free Essay Examples and Research Papers - StudyMode
  157. INDEX to the Guide to Grammar and Writing - CCC
  158. 100 Words A High School Freshman Should Know - Vocabulary List - Vocabulary.com
  159. English Tests: Test your English - Free exercises - Via ego4u.com
  160. SAT Reading Cram - ProProfs
  161. SAT Reading and Writing practice - Khan Academy

    RELATED FREE SOFTWARE AND TOOLS:

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  162. Look Up A Word - via Word Checkers - See many great tools at UsingEnglish.com
  163. Writing Tools - Free course topics via iTunes - Courtesy of free-ed.net™
  164. Essentials of Good Writing - Free online course from free-ed.net™
  165. Easybib: The Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA format is free
  166. Tutorial World - Free Worksheets and more for English, Math, and Science by grade level
  167. The Online Books Page - Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania
  168. 38 best open source text to speech projects
  169. Colorin Colorado: Free Guides & Toolkits for teacher and parents - A bilingual site
  170. Download Outstanding Free Writing Software - Bob Bowman's Writing Links - IPO J. Hendricks
  171. Communication Skills for Success at Home & Work - NewConversations.NET
  172. Communication & Leadership Topics - See free use requirements - courtesy of Donald Clark
  173. Interpersonal Skills - Related topics courtesy of Free Management Library™
  174. WordWeb - Free offline version: comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary
  175. See Star Office and other free suites which have word processors, spreadsheets, etc.
  176. Free Online Grammar and spellchecker - Also see other tools at Reverso
  177. DSpeech - A free program of Text To Speech - See info at Dimio's Tools
  178. Project Gutenberg - Download free electronic books (ebooks) - adaptable to TTS units!
  179. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read you a good book
  180. JILetters: OSS phonics & picture tool to help children learn English alphabets
  181. 14 Free Text To Speech Tools For Educators - Via eLearning Industry
  182. FREEWARE SECTION has related FREE software
  183. WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

  184. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides' subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
  185. 100 Best Websites For Free Homework Help - Online College Courses
  186. See INDEX for EDUCATION (SERIES), LANGUAGE, TEACHER LINKS, etc.
  187. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
    under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc.

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