ELA Teaching Sites

www.brainpop.com --free registration, ESL, Spanish version.
Use Brain POP to show short, animated videos as a lesson opener.  Brain POP is available in its original version (appropriate for grades 3-8), Brain POP Jr. (appropriate for grades K-3), Brain POP Español, and Brain POP ESL.

http://Doodlebuzz.com - Look for facts (Fun For Learning) 

www.dovewhisper.com --has TAKS reviews.
Use Dove Whisper as a computer center in your classroom.  This site contains Internet games for all subjects including TAKS reviews.

www.makebeliefscomix.com --good for developing writing, expression, and dialog.
Have students create a comic strip using Make Beliefs Comix.  Students can use this tool to show main idea, sequencing, predictions, and more!

www.readwritethink.org --Great
Have students create a time line to have a visual representation and much more.

www.spellingcity.com 
Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes.  Spelling City is a free resource for teachers.

http://storylineonline.net -- Great for K-3 beginning readers.

http://storynory.com -- Great for K-3 beginning readers.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk -- Primary interactive resources.

www.wordle.net --Fun and easy to use.
Introduce a new unit in reading with a vocabulary word cloud.  Have the students guess what the unit/story will be about. Set a purpose for learning.