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      Here are some websites that will help you in Reading. Scroll further down this page to see links to Reading Instructional Resource Databases.

      Instructional Resources for Writing Conventions

      Choosing the Best Verb: An Active and Passive Voice Mini-Lesson
      http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=280
      Students identify active and passive verbs by examining a variety of online text, and draw conclusions about active and passive constructions. This site was created as a part of the ReadWriteThink initiative.

      Editing for AP (and Your Newspaper's) Style
      http://www.highschooljournalism.org/Teachers/Lesson_Plans/Detail.cfm?lessonplanid=215
      Students use an existing newspaper story to edit for AP (Associated Press) style and/or a school newspaper's style using this site created by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Students check and correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage.

      Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar
      http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=248
      In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students alter parts of the sentences to examine the effects of word choice. Students identify parts of speech, understand how synonyms maintain meaning and note how antonyms change meaning.

      Reading Instructional Resource Databases

      National Council of Teachers of English
      http://www.ncte.org
      NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels by addressing classroom and professional concerns.

      The International Reading Association
      http://www.reading.org
      Resources for teachers, reading specialists, tutors, and others concerned about literacy.

      Educator's Reference Desk
      http://www.eduref.org
      The Educator's Reference Desk provides education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in education.

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