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These are useful links that helps students. A description follows each link which is embedded in the title.

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Dictionary.com

Looking for the definition of a particular word? Maybe  a thesaurus would be helpful? To find definitions, crosswords, and more just click on this site.

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Idiom of the Day

English Club brings not only Idiom of the Day, but other English Language References. Having an understanding of the nuances of our language is important to all readers. Understanding idioms is vital especially to English as Second Language learners.

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Vocabutoons

The vocabulary presented here are for words found on tests like the ACT and SAT. Each word presented will include a mnemonic memory technique that will help the individual student to learn the new vocabulary word and increase their ability to retain the new word. 

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Greek & Latin Roots

This is a complete listing of useful roots that are helpful to deconstructing the meanings of words. If you are going into medical or legal career paths, this list is extremely useful! 

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The Virtual Classroom Glossary of Literary Terms

If you follow this link, you will end up at the University of Cambridge's site where they will explain terms used in the virtual classroom. Included are terms for analysis of verse and basic grammatical terms.

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EasyBib

It's important for students to support their ideas with their research. Students can cite up to fifty-eight resources on EasyBib. This site provides students with the tools to enhance critical thinking skills and research habits. 

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Periodic Table of Story Telling

Stories make use of recurring ideas called "tropes" which repeat across genres and through time. The community at TVTropes.org catalogues these tropes in an enormous wiki, collecting examples for every imaginable trope with light-hearted glee.The Periodic Table of Storytelling is an introduction to TVTropes; it's an infographic that organizes the basic building blocks of storytelling into a familiar format.

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Study Island

Prepare for success in the classroom by daily completing items found at Study Island. Daily, work is assigned to you and as you are successful you will notice your grades increasing. Reach for the stars and as you travel to your success, you'll pick up a few extra gifts along the way!

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Dynamo

Brought to you by the same people who create Dictionary.com, this site makes learning fun and rewarding with word games, games on terms and geography. For the serious Language Arts or Social Studies student who wants to learn more and in a fun way, just click on this link!

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Analogies

When you go to fact monster, you can review and learn a variety of subject matter including Science, Math & Money, United States, World & News, and of course Analogies. Find interesting information here! 

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Purdue University  Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

A variety of resources for students grades 7-12. Over 200 free resources are available for students, parents and educators. Other resources include:

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing

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Social Studies For Kids

This website offers Current Events, This Week In History, Social Studies Games, Glossary, Fun Facts, and other items for students of all ages.  Increase your knowledge of the world here and around you.  Only caveat is that you may need to set your pop-up setting to no pop-ups as sponsors help pay for this site's operations.

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BrainPOP

Founded in  1999, BrainPop creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Their award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Espanol, and BrainPOP ESL. In June 2011, they launched GameUp, a collection of top online game titles that tie right into the curriculum.

This is a subscription site that is well worth the price of less than $10 a month depending on the grade level or $16.95 when bundling BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. 

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I-Touch Map 

Do you want to know where you live on this planet in terms of latitude and longitude? or maybe that favorite place to go? or school? Just enter your address at this friendly web site to discover more! 

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The White House

For more than 200 years, the White House has been more than just the home of our Presidents and their families - forty three as a matter-of-fact! Throughout the world, it is recognized as the symbol of the President, of the President's administration, and of the United States. It has been burned and painted grey. It stands majestic.  

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Prezi

No more boring Power Point presentations for your audience. Create presentations that sizzle and keep your audience engaged with a Prezi!

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SpellingCity.com

A unique way to learn root words, vocabulary and other ways to improve your writing. Click on the picture to check out my homepage at this great site!

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Pixton for Schools

Comics can be found sharing thoughts on everything from political and social issues as well as entertainment. You do not need the ability to draw to create a comic. Pixton has all the tools you need to create your own strips or storyboards. 

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US Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Explore a career and see what type of education may be needed at the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics web site. Are you interested in being a butcher? baker? or a candlestick maker? This site contains a wealth of information to help you decide what career path you might wish to follow! 

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Money Around The World

A great resource found by one of our students who has inspired me to add this page!

PBS Empires: Egypt

At this site you can find more about the world's first great empire, an empire that existed before the Greeks or Romans. 

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