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Welcome to the Budget Home$chool English section! Here you will find an assortment of links, which will help your children become better writers, better spellers, and even better able to communicate. We've included resources for grammar tips, vocabulary building, common punctuation mistakes, handwriting lessons and much more...

Show your child how much fun in can be using new vocabulary words. Whether your child wants to write a new comic strip, learn about sentence structure, diagramming sentences or learn to write humorous short stories; you will find something of interest. Check back often for more English fun and tips.

    • Online English Grammarby English 4 Today Ages: 13+This is an award winning English language website. You can learn English free of charge. The site covers level tests, exercises, study guides, punctuation, verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, phrasal verbs, prepositions and writing guides.Subjects: grammar, verbs, exercises, learning software, study guides

    • Basic Handwriting For Kidsby Ms. Readman Ages: 4 - 8Most children are taught to write the alphabet in chronological order, ABC, etc. But try this different approach. Progress from the simplest to the most complex characters. I hope you find this method of teaching profitable.Subjects: manuscript, characters, ABC's, writing, strokes, animated, illustrated

    • Online Writing and Literature Courses for Middle and High School Homeschoolersby WriteAtHome Ages: 11+With WriteAtHome you can be confident your students are getting the instruction, practice, and coaching they need to become capable, college-ready writers. Writing skills are important, but teaching writing is hard. WriteAtHome offers online writing courses that help teens write better. We teach writing so you don't have to, making homeschooling the fulfilling experience it's meant to be. Subjects: writing, composition, curriculum, resources, interactive, personal coaching, instruction, practice

    • Curricula and Learning Links - Language Artsby Ages: 5+This is a list of language arts resources for parents and teachers to help children to develop reading, writing, and spelling skills.Subjects: curriculum, language arts, grammar, reading, literature

    • How to teach Vocabulary in your homeschool: 7 Painless Waysby Midwest Parent Educators Ages: 13+It may sound obvious, but the "use-it-or-lose-it" mentality especially applies to language. If you're daily speaking the type of vocabulary that you want your kids to learn, they'll absorb it - as one homeschool mom described it - "through osmosis!" "The best way to build a large vocabulary is to provide rich, beautiful language within real-life context."Subjects: puzzles, language arts, college prep, learning exercises, word study, synonyms, games, dictionary fun

    • The BEST English-Learner's site on the 'Net!by Kaye Mastin Mallory Ages: 10+English as a Second Language fun site! Learn grammar, practice English verbs, idioms, spelling conversation, and more here!Subjects: articles, ready-to-print, teaching materials, lesson plans, vocabulary, worksheet

    • Gateway - English IIby Susan Brooks and Bill Byles Ages: 15+This is a list of sites that are helpful to students who need to practice skills that will be used on the English Gateway exam, a Tennessee assessment test, and in writing.Subjects: assessment, writing, skills, writing, punctuation, grammar

    • Shakespeare for Kidsby Folger Shakespeare Library Ages: 4 - 12Choose a game or activitity. Have fun coloring pictures, solving mazes and more. It's all about Shakespeare!Subjects: Shakespeare, fun, mazes, coloring pages, word search, jigsaw puzzles

    • Handwriting Without Tearsby Jan Olsen Ages: 4 - 8HWT offers proven educational products, training, and promotional materials to educators and parents. Our programs make learning and teaching easy and fun. (not a free resource)Subjects: writing, manuscript, cursive, lessons, students, guides

    • The English Languageby G.A. Robinson Ages: 10+Although English is an inflected language, it has lost most inflections. Nouns, pronouns, and verbs in modern English are inflected, but adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections are not.Subjects: rules, punctuation, grammar, guide

    • SparkNotes Today's Free Online Study Guidesby Barnes & Noble Ages: 13+Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.Subjects: resources, vocabulary, learning, literature, writing

    • Nounsby person, place, thing, ownership, sentence structur Ages: 8+A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Every sentence must have a noun as its subject. The possessive form of a noun indicates ownership or modifies another noun. The possessive form is usually formed by adding 's to the end of a noun.

    • Stone Soup for young writers and artistsby Stone Soup Ages: 8+Stone Soup is an international English literary magazine of stories, poems, illustrations, art, book reviews by young writers and artists ages 8 to 13.Subjects: contest, creative, literature, magazine, publishing, writers

    • Paradigm Online Writing Assistantby Chuck Guilford Ages: 12+There is no single best way to begin a writing project. What's best is what gets you going and builds momentum for the journey ahead. You may want to start right in on a draft or do some preplanning. The suggestions on this site will help you get going.Subjects: puzzles, language arts, college prep, learning exercises, word study

    • BJ Pinchbeck's English Linksby Discovery Education Ages: 9+A resource provided to guide students and provide students of all grades help in English. This links will help students in quotations, vocabulary, literature, mythology, poetry, and much more.

    • Writing for Books, Business, and Journals, Grammar and Writer's Blockby Essortment Ages: 13+All about writing for fun and profit, these links will help you send a business letter, author a children's book, and learn all about writing from this collection of informative articles.Subjects: hobbies, writing, books, novels, grammar, journal, free lance

    • History of the English Languageby G.A. Robinson Ages: 12+English is a Germanic language of the Indo-European language family. Indo-European languages are spoken throughout most of Europe, other regions that have been settled by Europeans, and in many areas of Southwest Asia. Indo-European languages make...Subjects: rules, punctuation, grammar, guide, history of

    • Writing Tips Sentence Builder - Prepositions Ages: 12+Here is a list of commonly used prepositions. Prepositions are used before nouns to give additional information in a sentence. Usually, prepositions are used to show where something is located or when something happened.Subjects: sentence structure, nouns, action, location, time, action, movement

    • Verbs Ages: 8+Verbs are words that are used to express an action. Every sentence must have a verb that shows what the subject is doing or explains what is going on.Subjects: verbs, action, expression, sentence structure, creative writing

    • Missing Letters of the Alphabetby Kidport Ages: 3+Help your young student learn the alphabet. Position the cursor inside the box, then use the keyboard to fill in the missing letters of the alphabet.Subjects: alphabet, learning, interactive, pre-k, kindergarten

    • Wacky Web Talesby Houghton Mifflin Company Ages: 3+An online equivalent to Mad-Libs. Build your own tale or read a tale that somebody else created. More than four dozen tales to choose among.Subjects: tales, interactive, mad-libs, creative, stories

    • Books, Stories, Writing Contests and Publishing for Kidsby KidPub Press Ages: 9+Visit the world's biggest site for young authors; read a story, write your own enter our contests! On the web since 1995 with stories, poems, plays, reviews, and more!Subjects: writing contests, books, poetry, stories

    • Verbivoreby Richard Lederer Ages: 12+Welcome to the web site woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores. If you are heels over head in love with words, tarry here a while to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and Subjects: books, humor, language, verbs, puns

    • Pronoun Antecedent Agreementby The Write Place Ages: 10+A pronoun is a substitute for a noun. It refers to a person, place, thing, feeling, or quality but does not refer to it by its name. While the pronouns I and you can be replaced by nouns, the context of a sentence does not always require the nouns to...Subjects: composition, writing, pronoun, antecedent, person, number, gender

    • Welcome to Paraffin & Tows Kids pagesby Gil MinaMora and P & T Comm. Inc Ages: 3+This page is for children who are learning the alphabet for the first time. Have fun :-).Subjects: letters, upper case, lower case, forming

    • Adverbs Ages: 8+Adverbs are words used to describe actions. They give additional information about when, how, and where something is happening. Use adverbs to make your writing more precise and interesting.Subjects: grammar, sentence structure, language, verbs

    • Welcome to LitQuotesby Perry Internet Consulting Ages: 12+If you love literature or quotes this is the place for you! This literary reference site features quotations from the great works of literature. You can search for quotes in a number of different ways.Subjects: literary quotes, famous quotes, literature, speeches, reference

    • Important Tips for Writers and Editorsby Kaye Mallory Ages: 10+This site is designed for both teachers and students of the English language. Here you will find important tips to improve your writing. Subjects: tips, resources, language, improve, writers, editors

    • Writers Free Referenceby Charles Brindley Ages: 8+A list of free reference sites useful to writers and anyone looking for free information.Subjects: reference, grammar, literature, thesaurus, journalism, contest

    • Noah Webster's Original American Dictionary of the English Languageby LexRex Ages: 12+Noah Webster owns the unique distinction of having single-handedly rescued the English Language from the corrupting political and social influences of the European Nations of his day. He preserved the language with a pure connection to the original...Subjects: language, meaning, descriptions, word usage, root words

    • The Book of Knowledge - The Secret Adventures of Jules Verneby Individual Authors Ages: 13+A wiki featuring fan fiction based on the television series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. We have an archive for stories that were posted on the Secret Journals of Jules Verne mailing list.Subjects: Jules Verne, fiction, episodes, series, writers, journals

    • Agreement pronoun-antecedentby Scott Foll Ages: 9+Pronouns are a handy way to keep from repeating nouns too much. Basic English grammar is designed for beginning students with pronouns and as a quick review, with interactive online exercises.Subjects: exercises, subject-verb agreement, part of speech, grammar, interactive

    • Copyright with Cyberbeeby Linda C. Joseph Ages: 12+What is copyright? What is fair use? What are the tests for determining fair use? Are there limits to the amount of material that you can use? Click on the Ask CyberBee button for an interactive primer on copyright.Subjects: public domain, copyrights, information, legislation, guidelines, lesson plans

    • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreementby Annie Olson Ages: 12+This tutorial will help you accomplish the following learning objectives: define and understand pronoun agreement, choose pronouns that agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender, and check and apply your skills.Subjects: tutorial, pronouns, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, writing skills