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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 Talking Dictionarist - Has online keyboard option
  4. Type in text and hear it spoken - Via imtranslator
  5. Free Grammar Checker - Grammarly
  6. Alternatives for QuotePad - Many choices for note-taking and to do lists
  7. VoyCabulary.com - Cut & paste URLs or your text into its box area and then every word you click on will be defined by your choice of dictionaries for medical, language, etc...(IF OFFLINE, USE 19 Popular Sites Like Voycabulary (Updated: Oct 5th, 2018) - Via moreofit.com.
  8. Free Kid's Intermediate Dictionary - has reverse search - Wordsmyth
  9. Reverse Dictionary
  10. 16 Pages of IELTS Vocabulary and How to Boost Your Lexical Resource - Via IELTS Podcast
  11. Grammar Checker - Free Online sentence & spell check tool
  12. Writing Section - See extensive related links
  13. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  14. See OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Main Page - Plus find more free resources
  15. See extensive list of Free Software below - FREE alternatives to commercial versions!
  16. Check Free Educational Technologies Home Page - See additional links and notes

    ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS:

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

    ESL LINKS:

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    ESL links are included under LANGUAGE

  60. FORENSICS:

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

    GRAMMAR LINKS:

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

    PHONICS:

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    Phonics are included under LANGUAGE

    REFERENCE LINKS:

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

    S.A.T. LINKS:

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

    RELATED FREE SOFTWARE AND TOOLS:

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

  182. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  183. 100 Best Websites For Free Homework Help - Online College Courses
  184. See INDEX for EDUCATION (SERIES), LANGUAGE, TEACHER LINKS, etc.
  185. 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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