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  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. QuotePad - hotkey popup saves screen-selected text & cites its source (also has personal timer)*HINT: copying title (in Firefox Menu:Tools:Page Info) will capture URL bookmark
  6. - 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.
  7. Free Kid's Intermediate Dictionary - has reverse search - Wordsmyth
  8. Reverse Dictionary
  9. 16 Pages of IELTS Vocabulary and How to Boost Your Lexical Resource - Via IELTS Podcast
  10. Writing Section - See extensive related links
  11. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  12. See OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Main Page - Plus find more free resources
  13. See extensive list of Free Software below - FREE alternatives to commercial versions!
  14. Check Free Educational Technologies Home Page - See additional links and notes


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


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    ESL links are included under LANGUAGE


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


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


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    Phonics are included under LANGUAGE


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

    S.A.T. LINKS:

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


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

  178. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  179. 100 Best Websites For Free Homework Help - Online College Courses
  181. 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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