Homework Help: Language Arts
World Wide Web sites

This is a good place to start looking for help with spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The links on this page will connect you with all kinds of language arts help at Skokie Public Library and on the Web.

The Library also has some very special research tools just for kids. Check out Student Databases for even MORE help with homework, assignments, and projects.

If you still can't find what you're looking for, visit the General Homework Help page for links to websites in all school subject areas, try Live Homework Help™ for online help from expert tutors, or contact a Youth Services librarian and we'll help you find what you need.

General language arts Poetry
English Vocabulary
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General Language Arts

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardMango Languages
Mango Languages provides access to sixty guided language learning courses, including foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Users can register to track their progress on the Mango site or simply select the “Start Learning” option to begin without registering.
Web resourceMultnomah County Library Homework Center: Language Arts
This Web directory will connect students in kindergarten through high school to websites about grammar, vocabulary, writing, and more.
Web resourceTeenScene Homework Help: Language and Literature from Skokie Public Library
Find all kinds of information about language arts subjects with these Web links on the Library's Teen Homework Help page. Topics include grammar and punctuation, literature, poetry, and more.  Please note: Skokie Public Library staff has selected these resources for use by teen visitors to the Library's website. Younger children may need adult supervision and assistance to find, understand, and evaluate content.

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English

Web resourceCommon Errors in English
This very long list of English words explains common spelling and word use errors.
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSomething about the Author
Something about the Author examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. The database includes over 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images — all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

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Grammar

Web resourceGrammar Bytes
This website takes the "byte" out of grammar with definitions of grammar terms, practice exercises, handouts, and grammar rules.
Web resourceQuick Reference: Dictionaries, Grammar and Usage from Skokie Public Library
Find links to all kinds of dictionaries and grammar tools on the Library's Quick Reference web page. Please note: Skokie Public Library staff has selected these resources for use by all visitors to the Library's website. Younger children may need adult supervision and assistance to find, understand, and evaluate content.

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Poetry

Web resourceNational Poetry Month from Skokie Public Library
Visit these websites to learn all about poets, poetry, and writing poems. You'll also find a quick link to poetry books for kids and teens available at Skokie Public Library.limericks, and much more.
Web resourceQuick Reference: Quotations and Poetry from Skokie Public Library
The Library's Quick Reference page includes links to websites and Library databases filled with poems and quotations. Please note: Skokie Public Library staff has selected these resources for use by all visitors to the Library's website. Younger children may need adult supervision and assistance to find, understand, and evaluate content.
Web resourceResearch: Access Literary Criticism & Literature Resources from Skokie Public Library
Get connected with stories, poems, and plays on the Web and in several Skokie Public Library databases. Please note: Skokie Public Library staff has selected these resources for use by all visitors to the Library's website. Younger children may need adult supervision and assistance to find, understand, and evaluate content.

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Vocabulary

Web resourceVocabulary Building Games
A collection of games to help kids of all ages sharpen their vocabulary skills.

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Writing

Web resourceBook Report Now!
If you're writing a book report, use the five easy steps on this website to help you choose a book, organize your thoughts, and write the report.

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