Online Resources

Building Literacy

  • Online Subscription Resources (at home you will need to login):

    World Book; - Students Edition This classic encyclopedia now lets you hear the text and to save your information. It is a great place to start your research
    Student Edition K-12 (OSLIS) This includes encyclopedias, magazine articles, maps, newspapers and reference sources which can be searched seperately or all at the same time.
    Popular Magazines (OSLIS) An index to 1,000 of the most search magazines from the Gale database Infotrac. It is another good starting point for research.
    Student Resources in Context (OSLIS) For more complex research, use this database. You can search subject encyclopedias, full-text news and magazine articles as well as primary documents, images and audio files at the same time.
    LearningExpress Library (OSLIS) Need more help to conquer Algebra, prepare for the GED or bone up on English grammar? Then this is the place to start. You can take practice tests, view your results, download an e-book or take an online computer course.  Try it out today!

    Free Online Resource (no login needed):

    Lexile - Find a book This site lets you find a book by Lexile level or find the Lexile level of a book.
    Just for Fun Here are some contests and activities that help make reading fun!
    National Gallery of Writing Add your own writing to the gallery or read what others have written
    Interactive Games and Activities
    (from the United Kingdom)
    Good place to find fun ways to practice your skills, just watch out for the 'English' spellings.
    Read Write Think, grades 9-10 Projects, activities and games.
    Read Write Think, grades 11-12 Projects, activities and games.

ESL Resources

  • Online Subscription Resources (at home you will need to login):

    WorldBook – Student Edition The classic encyclopedia with the ability to hear the text read, translate the text and save your research materials.  A great place to begin your research.
    Student Edition K-12 (OSLIS) Includes encyclopedias, magazines, maps, newspapers and reference sources, which can be searched separately or all at the same time.
    Popular Magazines (OSLIS) Includes 1000 of the most searched magazines from the Gale database, Infotrac. Another good starting point for your research.
    Student Resources in Context (OSLIS) For more complex research, use this database. You can search subject encyclopedias, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files at the same time. This also provides links to vetted websites.
    LearningExpress Library (OSLIS) Need more help to conquer Algebra, prepare for the GED or bone up on English grammar? Then this is the place to start. You can take practice tests, view your results, download an e-book or take an online computer course. Try it out today!

     

    Spanish Resources (at home you will need to login):

    Enciclopedia Enstudiantil Hallazgos The classic WorldBook encyclopedia in Spanish. It includes interactive material such as timelines and videos. An excellent place to start your research.
    Informe! (OSLIS) Full text magazines published in Spanish. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

     

    Free Access on the Web (no login needed):

    Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab This site can help you with your English. It includes Daily ESL, the ESL Blog, EZ Slang, Train your accent and Tips for students.
    Activities for ESL students Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL). Interesting things for ESL students quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
    Online English Grammar Tests/Esl practice From the Learn English feel good site, this gives you many quizzes that can help you practice your English and improve your knowledge of English grammar.
    ESL Party Land Here you can practice your English at your own pace.
    BBC Learning English Although it is ‘English’ English rather than lsquo;American’  there are a lot of good ways to learn English here. It includes crosswords, quizzes and videos.
    International Children’s Digital Library Wonderful digital books from around the world.; Great art, and it has bilingual books.

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