Reading & Language Arts

Reading & Language Arts

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Acronym Finder
Provides the a comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms online.
Comprehensive combination of contemporary and classic reference works covering biographies, definitions, quotations, verse, fiction and nonfiction.
Giggle Poetry
A fun poetry site for kids.
Grammar Gorilla
Practice naming parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives and more.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
A great website that helps you with writing, grammar, and sentence structure.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Step-by-step guide to writing an essay.
Lexile Find-a-Book
Find books by lexile reading level or grade level.
Meriam Webster Word Central
Online dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming word search for kids.
Meriam Webster Visual Dictionary
Visual dictionary with more than 6,000 images searchable by keyword index or by clicking one of 15 major themes. Definitions for the word associated with the image, as well as for all words labeled in the image, appear in the search result page. Also includes audio pronunciations of the words.
NoveList K-8
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required.  Fiction reading guide for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Oxford Reference Online
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Language and subject reference works from one of the most respected and trusted reference publishers. Use the Visual Dictionary to look up a specific picture. Explore a timeline to track events.
Website that provides rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, quotations and more.
Story Books Online
An online streaming video program featuring Screen Actors’ Guild members reading children’s books aloud.
Student Resource Center
Database provided by the Akron Summit County Public Library. Library card number may be required. Ebsco database access to thousands of articles organized by topic and searchable by periodical, newspaper, reports, encyclopedia article, biographies, transcripts, etc. also organized by reading level.
The link will take you to the library’s database list, then scroll down to Books and Literature. Tumble Books is an database that provides online access to hundreds of children’s ebooks-digitized or animated books, audiobooks, puzzles and games, and language learning books. Share new children’s books wherever you have internet access, play games, and listen to favorite books. Educators have access to a wide array of educational resources and activities.
Provides a visual word cloud for the definition of words and provides meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Provides a visual tool that helps learn how words associate.
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