Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Information Technology (IT) Resources

Local Suppliers


(International Computer Driving Licence) certification programme covers the key concepts of computing and it’s practical applications. Computer Skills for Life. Email ICDL South Africa or contact +27 (21) 671-1070


is a premier accredited Information and Communication Technology Company for learners of all ages. At Computers 4 Kids provides a unique ECDL Foundation endorsed Integrated ICT and Digital Literacy Online Curriculum, as well as all the backup, support and in-service training to ensure your ICT centre works for you! Their integrated ICT curriculum works on Microsoft, Mac as well as Open Source platforms. Email Computers4Kids or contact +27 (21) 712 7800 or +27 (83) 310 1438


offers a Primary (grades 1-7) as well as High School Curriculum that will prepare a student for the ICDL. Email cs4a or contact +27 (34) 326-4624

International Suppliers

  • Home and Learn offers free computer courses and tutorials. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started.
  • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Introduction to programming and computer science.

  • This course explains the role of computers and basic computer terminology. It familiarizes learners with the various programs available for performing different tasks. It also introduces them to the different areas where computers are used and the different career opportunities that computers have made available.

  • WebTech U offers a virtual campus with free HTML tutorials as well as free Paint Shop Pro tutorials.

Theory of computation

Automata theory (Formal languages) · Computability theory · Computational complexity theory · Concurrency theory


Randomized algorithms · Distributed algorithms · Parallel algorithms

Data structures

Computer architecture

VLSI design

Operating systems

Computer communications (networks)

Information theory · Internet, World wide web · Wireless computing (Mobile computing)

Computer security and reliability

Cryptography · Fault-tolerant computing

Distributed computing

Grid computing

Parallel computing

High-performance computing

Quantum computing

Computer graphics

Image processing · Scientific visualization · Computational geometry

Software engineering

Formal methods (Formal verification)

Programming languages

There are many benefits to teaching your kids programming languages, how to build web pages and knowing the basics of web writing. Among them are the ability to think more logically and sequentially and being able to keep up in a in an ever-increasingly technical global society. Knowing that, there are a number of developers who have created tools to help kids learn more about programming.

1. Scratch

Logo Screenshot: Amanda Morin

Scratch is a visual programming language for kids. It was developed by the MIT Media lab and is supported by corporations and organizations like the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and Google (to name a few). It’s a language designed to help kids as young as kindergarten-age create interactive and creative projects like animated stories and games.

Members then share what they have created under the Creative Commons license so other kids can examine the code, use the project and reuse parts of the code to create their own, similar versions of the project. Scratch can be downloaded for free for use on Windows, Mac and Linux.

2. Move the Turtle

Logo Screenshot: Amanda Morin

Move the Turtle is a programming app available for iPad and iPhone. It’s a graphic-based "game" that teaches your child to program by completing tasks that move a turtle in prescribed ways. The program teaches your child to think in programming logic, teaching him about things like loops, conditional procedures and variables.

Your child can jump right into using the advanced commands to create a programming sequence to help the turtle complete the task, or he can take some time explore the provided examples. He can also just play with the commands to see what they do and save his work for future analysis.

3. Alice

Logo Screenshot: Amanda Morin

A collaborative project of artists and software engineers at Carnegie Mellon University, Alice is another free programming language developed for kids. Like Scratch, it can help kids create interactive, animated projects, but Alice uses a 3D environment and drag ‘n’ drop graphic tiles to get kids thinking like a programmer.

The graphic tiles contain instructions that correspond to code from various programming languages, like C++ and Java. As soon as your child drops the tile into her program, she will see what it does, allowing her to make changes and have immediate feedback as to how the program is working.

4. Hopscotch HD

Logo Screenshot: Amanda Morin

Like Move the Turtle, Hopscotch HD is another kid-friendly visual programming language for iPad. It’s actually based on MIT’s Scratch, utilizing the same method of dragging and dropping of code blocks.

Once your child has dragged all her code blocks into place, she can press play to see what the program she has created does. Hopefully she has already planned that ahead of time!

5. Hackety-Hack

Logo Screenshot: Amanda Morin

Hackety Hack is a great application to teach your child the basics of theRuby programming language . The application runs on all desktop-based operating systems and is an open-source application , which means that ideally, once your child gets really good at programming, he can use the source code to create his own version of Hackety Hack!

Unlike the previously mentioned visually-based coding tutorials, Hackety Hack drills down to teaching your child the basic syntax of Ruby so he can start building his own apps and programs.

6. Kids can Program too ~ On this web site you can get a book that will teach you how to write your own computer programs – all you need is your brain and some patience.

Note: There’s also an interesting way to catch your child’s attention before beginning with Hackety Hack. The creator of the tutorial system,Why the Lucky Stiff (aka why or _why), who was a crucial and prominent--yet anonymous--contributor to the Ruby programming world very mysteriously disappeared from the online community in 2009. There have been no traces of him, though many programmers have speculated as to his identity and why _why may have gone completely underground.

Programming paradigms

Object-oriented programming · Functional programming · Program semantics · Type theory · Compilers · Concurrent programming languages

Information science

Database · Multimedia, hypermedia · Data mining · Information retrieval

Artificial intelligence

Automated reasoning · Computer vision · Machine learning · Natural language processing (Computational linguistics) · Expert systems · Robotics

Human-computer interaction

Computing in Mathematics, Natural sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Numerical analysis · Algebraic (symbolic) computation · Computational number theory · Computational mathematics · Scientific computing (Computational science) · Computational biology (bioinformatics) · Computational physics · Computational chemistry · Computational neuroscience · Computer-aided engineering

Computing in Social sciences, Arts and Humanities, Professions

Computational economics · Computational sociology · Computational finance · Humanities computing (Digital Humanities)

Information systems (Business informatics)

Information technology · Management information systems · Health informatics

Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.

Economic & Management Science

CashCow4 Schools Homeschooling kit can help you teach your children the fundamental principles of double-entry bookkeeping in a way that is easy to understand, memorable and fun way to learn. It is aligned to EMS curriculum for grade 8 & 9 learners. Email Henk or contact +27 (82) 725-2317

FatCatis a one-day learner intervention training in basic money matters. Email Henk or contact +27 (82) 725-2317

  • Building Your Future – The Actuarial Foundation has released this engaging and relevant financial literacy curriculum to help teens master the foundational elements of personal finance and to prepare for life after high school. Download your FREE copy at this link.

Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.

Science Recourses

  • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE.
  • Rice University has partnered with CBS, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the National Science Foundation to produce CSI Web adventures based on the CSI television series. The web adventures are designed to teach students the process of forensic investigation and problem solving.
  • HowStuffWorks Thousands of topics for even the most inquiring minds. Includes video illustrations.
  • The Naked Scientists ~ Science with a touch of Humour. This has both Video and Audio Science shows in MP3. (Cambridge University)
  • CreationMinistries3suppliers of various media relating to the creation of the world from a Biblical perspective. Contact +27 (21) 979-0107 for more info.


Fields of Science

    1. Natural Sciences

    1.1. Physical Science

    A. Astronomy

    Astrophysics · Cosmology · Galactic astronomy · Planetary geology · Planetary science · Stellar astronomy

    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos attempting to grasp a little bit about our Universe.
    • NASA Kids where Kid's learn by playing games and other interactive activities.
    • Nine Planets A multimedia tour of the solar system. This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.
    • Rader’s Astronomy 4 Kids for astronomy basics and the science of the stars.
    B. Chemistry

    Acid-base reaction theories · Alchemy · Analytical chemistry · Astrochemistry · Biochemistry · Crystallography · Environmental chemistry · Food science · Geochemistry · Green chemistry · Inorganic chemistry · Materials science · Molecular physics · Nuclear chemistry · Organic chemistry · Photochemistry · Physical chemistry · Radiochemistry · Solid-state chemistry · Stereochemistry · Supramolecular chemistry · Surface science · Theoretical chemistry

    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos on chemistry (roughly covering a first-year high school or college course). Topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed.
    • Rader's Chemistry 4 Kids Matter, atoms, elements, reactions, biochemistry etc.
    C. Earth science (Geoscience)

    Atmospheric sciences · Ecology · Environmental science · Geodesy · Geology · Geomorphology · Geophysics · Glaciology · Hydrology · Limnology · Mineralogy · Oceanography · Paleoclimatology · Palynology · Physical geography · Soil science · Space science

    • Geography links due to the vast amount of Geography links I’ve stumbled across, I have created a separate page for them.
    • Dig-It! Games Bring History to life with the award-winning Roman Town: the only game that lets you be an archaeologist. This truly unique and innovative educational computer game turns players into real archaeologists while immersing them in ancient history. Created by a professional archaeologist and teacher, Roman Town brings history to life in a way no book or board game can. Real archaeology on your computer.
    • Geology for Kids A study of the earth and her people. An in depth online geology textbook written for kids. Learn about the world beneath you. Geology is the study of the Earth’s surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain, and the processes that destroy terrain. Also contains fun and educational games.
    • National Geographic Kids for Games, Videos, Animals & Pets, Photos, Countries, Fun Stuff, Community & News
    • Rader's Earth Science 4 Kids for physical geography or earth science basics.
      • See 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain.
    • Shape It Up is one of many good educational games and activities on Kinetic City. Shape It is an activity that would be good for use in an elementary school Earth Science lesson. The activity presents students with "before" and "after" images of a piece of Earth. Students then have to select the force nature and the span of time it took to create the "after" picture.
    D. Physics

    Applied physics · Atomic physics · Computational physics · Condensed matter physics · Experimental physics · Mechanics · Nuclear physics · Particle physics · Plasma physics · Quantum mechanics (introduction) · Solid mechanics · Theoretical physics · Thermodynamics · Entropy · General relativity · M-theory · Special relativity

    • Engineering Interact is a site for elementary school students designed by the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Engineering Interact offers five games designed to teach students physics concepts. The games address concepts related to light, sound, motion, electricity, and space travel. Each of the five games presents students with a scenario in which they have to "help" someone solve a problem. The games require students to learn and analyse the information presented to them.
    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.
    • Rader's Physics 4 Kids for basic physics information.
    • SchoolPhysics Teachers of Physics resource. No video as such but the animations & diagrams are very clearly explained. (UK)
    • Sixty Symbols is good for higher Science Physics videos. (Nottingham University).


    1.2 Life Science

    A. Biology

    Anatomy · Astrobiology · Biochemistry · Biogeography · Biological engineering · Biophysics · Behavioural neuroscience · Biotechnology · Botany · Cell biology · Conservation biology · Cryobiology ·Developmental biology · Ecology · Ethnobiology · Evolutionary biology (introduction) · Genetics (introduction) · Gerontology · Immunology · Limnology · Marine biology · Microbiology · Molecular biology · Neuroscience · Palaeontology · Parasitology · Physiology · Radiobiology · Soil biology · Systematics · Theoretical biology · Toxicology · Zoology

    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • Inner Body Your FREE guide to human anatomy online. Study the anatomy of the human body online using anatomy charts, models and diagrams. It's fun, interactive and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions and anatomical terms used by doctors and nurses.
    • KhanAcademy Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos cover topics seen in a first year college or high school biology course.
    • Pest World for Kids is a fun educational website for students in elementary school grades. Pest World for Kids has a great index of pests which includes information on what they look like, where they are found, and how to prevent pest infestations. The Pest World for Kids website has four fun educational games that students will enjoy playing as they learn about insects and rodents.
    • Rader's Biology 4 Kids Cells, microorganisms, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, animal systems.
    • Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has a great collection of interactive learning activities. The activities are categorized according to grade level and vary in format. Some of the interactive activities are like video games (Squish the Fish for 1st graders) while others are more like virtual scavenger hunts (Conservation Investigation). The games and virtual scavenger hunts could easily take students an hour or longer to complete and the students would learn something new throughout the activity. In addition to the interactive activities, Shedd Aquarium provides a host of great Marine Science lesson plans for grades K-12.

    2. Formal Sciences

    2.1. Computer sciences

    2.2. Mathematics

    2.3. Statistics

    • The National Center for Education Statistics hosts a collection of games and tools for students. Dare to Compare is a quiz section of Kids' Zone where students can test their knowledge of civics, economics, history, geography, mathematics, and science. After taking each quiz the students are shown the correct answers. Dare to Compare also allows students to see the national and international average rate of correct answers.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Introduction to statistics. Will eventually cover all of the major topics in a first-year statistics course (not there yet!)

    2.4. Systems Science

    3. Social & Behavioural Science

    5. Applied Sciences

    5.1. Agronomy

    5.2. Architecture

    5.3. Education

    5.4. Engineering

    5.5. Health sciences

    • The Ad Decoder is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The game appears on the B.A.M. (body and mind) section of their website. BAM is full of great resources for health and physical education teachers. The Ad Decoder provides students with two virtual magazines which they flip through to see examples and explanations of advertising tactics used to grab the attention of tweens and teens. After flipping through the magazines students can test their new knowledge.
    • Fat World is an educational video game funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The game isn't designed to tell students what they should or shouldn't eat rather it is designed to get students thinking about the results of food choices. In the game students explore the socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural factors that influence the nutrition choices people make. Students will also explore the roles of the government and interest groups in the marketing of foods.

    5.6. Management

    5.7. Military Science

    5.8. Spatial science


    This post features on the South African Carnival of Homeschool Bloggers where South African home schoolers share experiences, ideas, philosophies and much more.  You can join the carnival too by heading to the South African Carnival of Homeschool Bloggers sign up page.   In the meantime, head to SACH Carnival #5 - Science for this week's carnival.  We hope you enjoy the carnival as much as we have!

    Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Technology Recourses

    AutoDesk // Labs Exploring new approaches to design technology

    FischerTechnikis an educational toy “Made in Germany” produced in Salzstetten in the Black Forest. All construction sets can be ideally combined with one another. The high acceptance by parents, teachers and engineers has made fischertechnik one of the most successful educational aids in schools and universities. Contact Ilona Greeff +27 (82) 376-0394

    HOT-Logo2Agents. Hands On subscribes to the belief that learning should take place through construction rather than instruction. Involving learners in fun activities, using both the Hands On curriculum and LEGO Educational products, allows for an environment where an understanding of technological concepts is easily achieved.

    Educational solutions from LEGO Education are based on a problem-solving approach. They help students learn to work together on solving challenging problems, providing them with an important basis for acquiring a wide range of personal skills for the future by:

    • Promoting creative thinking

    • Improving communication and co-operation skills

    • Strengthening the ability to acquire new knowledge

    Contact +27 (11) 462-2581

    ieee_logo_smallIeeelogostrives to advance innovation, education, and fundamental and applied research in Robotics and Automation. Robotics focuses on systems incorporating sensors and actuators that operate autonomously or semi-autonomously in cooperation with humans. Robotics research emphasizes intelligence and adaptability to cope with unstructured environments. Automation research emphasizes efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, focusing on systems that operate autonomously,often in structured environments over extended periods, and on the explicit structuring of such environments.

    imageJunior Engineering for Africa (JEFA) Building into your future Technology, Problem Solving, Building Techniques, Structures, Communication, Machines, The Design Process, Mechanics, Forces, Engineering Principles, Robotics & much more with technical LEGO. Email Brenda Windram or contact +27 (72) 3451192


    provides top quality technology resources to primary and high schools. The technology sets have been designed to cover concepts like electricity, gears systems and magnetism through the designing and building of fun models. An exciting new range has been added this year that focuses on green energy, like solar panels, wind and water power and hydro pneuno systems. Contact Jaque Lombard on +27 (82) 928-5953.

    LegoEducationStore LEGO Education designs and produces total solutions for preschool environments, schools, and after-school clubs. Our goal is to be part of a child’s entire preschool and school career. We want students to associate LEGO sets with fun-filled, rich learning experiences, and for teachers and childcare professionals to see them as essential tools that engage their students, challenging their creativity and significantly enhancing their knowledge and understanding. WeDo Robotics; LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT; TETRIX Building System

    Tugooffers a revolutionary construction sets. Contact Sandy Tucker on +27 (82) 483-7925

    Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more recourse

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Mathematics Recourses

    Local Suppliers

    Box'nDiceis a creative Maths package for young children. It consists of a variety of manipulatives, a DVD with activities and an electronic parent guide Email Marise Oberholzer

    Foonda-Mat1x Logooffers a series of maths games are a hybrid of text book content and computer technology intelligently packaged for endless use by all. Email African Intellect

    Jade Educationpresents the Singapore approach to Maths, Science, English & IT.

    Marshall Cavendish Educationis the leading K-12 educational publisher in Singapore and has more than 40 years of experience in educational publishing.

    MasterMathsoffers extra maths help for grades 4 to 12. Classes are ‘lessons’ supported by highly trained tutors teaching mathematics. Maths tutoring throughout SA is also available in Afrikaans.

    Mathleticsis the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. It covers the full Reception to Year 12 curriculum.

    SuricatePublishingfor step-by-step full curriculum Maths Workbooks.

    International Suppliers

    CarrotSticksis a fun mathematics game environment for K-6 students that challenges students to develop their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. It can be played individually or in a head to head format with another player. (FREE Basic version only allows addition)

    Making Math More Fun Printable Math Games gives you 4 books jam packed full of kids math games and fun math activities to make math exciting and easy to learn.

    MathBlasterMathblaster saving the galaxy using math skills.

    TeachingTextBooksWe’ve been using this for our youngest with great success. He is a strong Kinaesthetic learner and hates worksheets, but with TT he easily manages 54 questions in 30 minutes as opposed to 1 worksheet in 1 hour.

    VideoText Interactive

    complete, easy-to-understand Algebra and Geometry courses on DVD! You get Video Lessons, Course Notes, WorkTexts, Solutions Manuals, Progress Tests, Instructor’s Guides, and unlimited Toll-Free Telephone Support.

    Multiplication facts made easy & fun! Times Tales works by turning an abstract multiplication problem into easily remembered stories that the child can relate to.

    Numbers become consistent,  familiar characters that come together in different combinations, each time with the multiplication fact

    hidden in the story. First the child learns the stories, then, step-by-step, the story elements are peeled away. Finally, the child is left with a basic multiplication fact but his mind is triggered to recall the story involving those characters, thus revealing the answer to the problem.

    City Creek PressCity Creek Press offers Times Alive the Times Tables Fun Way Deluxe Kit 808 which is a popular kit for the student that thrives on multi-sensory learning methods.  It has everything to teach multiplication and simple division inside and out. They also have a multiplication CD-Rom/Download available.

    Free Resources

    • KhanAcademyoffers 2,400 FREE videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history to help your student learn whatever they want, whenever they want, at their own pace. They have also added 125 FREE practice exercises to enable students to practice concepts. Parents can also sign up as coaches to track their students’ progress.
    • Bars, Lines & Pies, an instalment in The Actuarial Foundation’s "Expect the Unexpected With Math®" series, opens students’ minds to the practical power of mathematics while learning about the environment and recycling. (Free Printable Math Lesson Plan and Activities)

    • Using a fictional rock band called The Conversions, Conversions Rock helps students improve their math skills through exciting examples of how to convert fractions into decimals and percents and vice versa. (Free Printable Math Lesson Plan and Activities)

    • Cool Math is an amusement park of math and more… Lessons and games designed for fun!

    • Cool Math 4 Kids is an amusement park of math, games and more – especially designed for fun, fun, FUN! For Pre-Algebra and up (ages 13-100)

    • Cool Math Games offers strategy, skill, numbers, shapes/colour, pictures, logic, memory & board games for kids aged 2 – 5

    • Decimal Squares provides simple games for students to use to develop their math skills.

    • Gamequarium developed by Diana Dell offers an excellent catalogue of mathematics games and video demonstrations of mathematics functions.

    • Learn With Math Games is a site that I like because it offers online games as well as PDF templates for games that teachers and students can play in their classrooms.

    • Math Academy Real-life applications of mathematics while having fun? Is it possible? Yes! Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in these booklets were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to students. You can use these free printable lessons to enhance your math instruction while staying true to the academic rigor required by the state standards framework.

    • Math Cats is a website full of short math activities and math games. The activities and games are based on word problems. What is nice about the games is that they are fairly straight-forward and easy for students to self-start. Math Cats is appropriate for students in elementary and lower middle school grades.

    • Math Game Time is your destination for the best math games and homework help online. Our games are fun, educational as well as approved by parents and teachers!

    • Math Run is a simple and fun game for practicing math skills. Math Run presents players with a scrolling series of mathematics problems. The players respond to each problem by using the right and left arrow keys on their keyboards. If a problem is displayed with its correct answer press the left arrow and if the wrong answer is displayed press the right arrow. The game begins with simple addition problems and gets progressively more difficult as players advance through the levels.

    • Maths Excellence Striving towards excellence in mathematics education. Maths Olympiad questions and solutions (1997 – 2010) as well as FREE online video lessons.

    • MathTutor This is good source of Maths Video’s and is based in the UK. (Leicester University)

    • Maths is Fun is a FREE resource to help your kids learn maths.

    • has four pages of games for kids to use to practice the multiplication tables. (There are also addition, subtraction, and division games). I played a couple of the "car wash" games today and they were quite enjoyable. After playing the games I can see how kids would get addicted to the games in a good way.

    • Rader’s NumberNut is a part of Rader’s family of educational games and activities. Number Nut provides some great games with which students can practice and develop their math skills. It also includes some word problems that force students to problem solve rather than just recall information from rote memorization.

    • Shake, Rattle & Roll, an instalment in The Actuarial Foundation’s "Expect the Unexpected With Math®" series, is designed to provide teachers and students with math literacy-based materials that meet NCTM standards and are in alignment with core middle school curriculum. (Free Printable Math Lesson Plan and Activities)

    • Smarty Games features six mathematics games covering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In addition to the mathematics and reading activities, Smarty Games offers activities for learning to read a clock, puzzles, mazes, colouring activities.

    • Sumdog's free educational games motivate your students to practise maths and Reading - while you have full control over what they learn. Students play educational games against others worldwide, while teachers control what they learn.

    • Timez Attack has revolutionized multiplication games. It’s as polished as a high-end real video game, yet as effective as a top math tutor one-on-one. The built-in assessment, adaptation, and post-test research data guarantee total mastery. FREE Basic Version teaches multiplication facts 2 – 12 and paid version has additional themes & features.



    ~ Group theory – Group representation) ~ Ring theory ~ Field theory ~ Linear algebra (Vector space) ~ Multilinear algebra ~ Lie algebra ~ Associative algebra ~ Non-associative algebra ~ Universal algebra ~ Homological algebra ~ Category theory ~ Lattice theory (Order theory) ~ Differential algebra


    • Algebra Equations consists of three levels.  At each level the students learn how to setup and solve the equations using the game pieces;  once they have mastered this approach, they are taught how to setup and solve the equations using only paper and pencil with the pictorial notation. Make Algebra child’s play.

    • Algebra Homework Help — People’s Math! Algebra, math homework solvers, lessons and free tutors online.Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Physics. Our FREE tutors create solvers with work shown, write algebra lessons, help you solve your homework problems. Interactive solvers for algebra word problems. Ask questions on our question board. Created by the people. Can you help?

    • Solving the Unknown with Algebra is the fifth instalment inThe Actuarial Foundation’s "Expect the Unexpected With Math®"series. (Free Printable Math Lesson Plan and Activities)


    ~ Real analysis – Calculus ~ Complex analysis ~ Functional analysis – perator theory ~ Non-standard analysis ~ Harmonic analysis ~ p-adic analysis ~ Ordinary differential equations ~ Partial differential equations

    Probability Theory

    ~ Measure theory ~ Ergodic theory ~ Stochastic process

    Geometry and Topology

    ~ General topology ~ Algebraic topology ~ Geometric topology ~ Differential topology ~ Algebraic geometry ~ Differential geometry ~ Projective geometry ~ Affine geometry ~ Non-Euclidean geometry ~ Convex geometry ~ Discrete geometry


    Setting the Stage with Geometry, an instalment in The Actuarial Foundation’s "Expect the Unexpected With Math®" series, is designed to help students in grades 6-8 build and reinforce basic geometry skills for measuring 2D and 3D shapes. This program provides skill-building math activities to help your students become successful in the classroom and in real-world situations outside of school. (Free Printable Math Lesson Plan and Activities)


    Number Theory

    ~ Analytic number theory ~ Algebraic number theory ~ Geometric number theory

    Logic and Foundations of Mathematics

    ~ Set theory ~ Proof theory ~ Model theory ~ Recursion theory ~ Modal logic ~ Intuitionistic logic

    Applied Mathematics

    ~ Mathematical statistics – Probability ~ Approximation theory ~ Numerical analysis ~ Optimization (Mathematical programming) – Operations research – Linear programming ~ Dynamical systems – Chaos theory – Fractal geometry ~ Mathematical physics – Quantum field theory – Statistical mechanics ~ Information theory ~ Cryptography ~ Combinatorics – Coding theory ~ Graph theory ~ Game theory

    Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Foreign Language Resources

    Local Suppliers

    NewEraLanguagesoffers a language system designed to teach you as naturally and easily as you learn to speak your own languages. A wide variety of International and African languages are available at affordable prices. Email Alan Devenish or contact +27 (11) 802-8610 or +27 (83) 601-7014

    International Suppliers

    Philips Language Learning System courses consisting of

    • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

    • Courses range between 1 and 6 levels and are designed for someone who has never heard, seen or spoken the language, up to computer, technical and medical terms, if you so wish.

    The courses are available in three different formats,

    • Cassettes and books (all courses)
    • CD Audio and books (all courses)
    • CD-Rom (most courses)
    • FSI Language Courses is dedicated to making these language courses freely available in an electronic format.
    • Digital Dialects website features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets. Games use Macromedia Flash Player.

    • Linguata There are versions of Linguata language learningsoftware in a growing range of languages. All teach words and phrases, the building blocks of language, rapidly using entertaining tests and learning games.

    • The Department of Basic Education has introduced Literacy as well as Maths Workbooks for Grades 1 – 6. Soft copies of Workbooks 1 & 2 (Terms 1 – 4) can be downloaded for free at this link.  Languages available:

      • Afrikaans
      • English
      • IsiXhosa
      • IsiZulu
      • Sepedi
      • Sesotho
      • Setswana
      • Siswati
      • Tshivenda
      • Xitsonga
      • Isindebele

    I saw these workbooks at the FutureEd Expo & they are stunning. These bright & colourful workbooks would appeal to visual learners.

    • Another good website for learning and practicing language basics isLiteracy Center. Literacy Center offers games for learning and practicing French, Spanish, German, and English.

    • Multilingualbooks Video, audio and software courses to learn over 100 languages. FREE – site contains the world’s largest list of radio stations to listen to in all languages to help you learn your language faster..

    English as Additional Language

    • British Council Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises.

      • Learn English Little Kids Do you have a younger brother or sister? Do you teach English to very young learners? Here you can find hundreds of free online and printable activities to use with very young learners of English in the classroom or at home. They will have hours of fun listening to English songs, playing games and making fantastic crafts.

      • Learn English Kids Lots of free games, songs, stories and activities for children – you can have fun and learn English too! You can search for your favourites, or have a look at the Explore section and find out where everything is.

      • The Reading Kingdom is an Ideal Way to Teach English as a Second Language (ESL). It contains the following components: Keyboard & mouse training, Skills survey, Seeing sequences, Letter land, Reading & writing levels 1-5, Progress check & Post session options.

    • Games2LearnEnglish ~ here you can play online free Little Nexeducational games. You will also find free educational material to learn English such as awesome flashcards, ebooks, and English vocabulary lists.

    • The Story of Little Nex ~ FREE interactive learning of languages, casual games and personal tools into a storyline that invites you to explore further.

    • Learn English Online ~ The free EFL / ESL course for beginners

    • ESL: English as a second language ~ ESL’s free English classes: study 45 free online ESL classes

    • English Practise ~ Learn English Online / Free English Learning Resources

    • Activities for ESL Students ~ Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.

      1 ~ Fostering global communication through a world auxiliary language.

      • One-stop resource site for learning English and other languages.
      • Relevant, localised information for International students and people.
      • Featured Schools, Language Directory, multi-lingual content and more.
    • TEFL ~ Free ESL Games & Quiz Corner.
    • MES Games ~ Free Games for students – grammar games, vocabulary games, and phonics programs. I hope you enjoy them!
    • ~ Interesting Things for ESL Students


    • Reading exercises
    • Comprehension
    • Spelling and vocabulary building
    • Correct pronunciation of Afrikaans words

    I received the following information from the agent:

    • They have 2 payment options ~ Either once off up front payment of R4000 or R1000 deposit with R365 per month for one year.

    • More than 3 learners can be loaded.
    • The Afrikaans will take the child all the way up to grade 12 (Matric).

    • Open Languages The Author’s Background: The author is a native Afrikaans speaker. He studied at the University of South Africa and at the University of Pretoria, before coming to the USA, where he started the Afrikaans program at BYU in 1985. Presently the Afrikaans program at BYU is under the direction of Barry Hornabrook, a former South African ambassador. The materials developed for the BYU program are the basis for this Web-based course. The paper-based version of course has been used at several universities in the USA to teach hundreds of students. The goal is that this Web-based version will teach hundreds, if not thousands more. Just in case you are wondering about the hat — it is a true African hat, made in Zimbabwe. ~ This site, in my opionon, is a good source for parents to see what needs to be taught. It also has audio sounds to enhance learning.

    • Eurotalk This one could be a good starting point. Free .pdf file that contains Language Note, Alphabet & Pronunciation, Vocabulary & Afrikaans- English Dictionary

    • Easy Afrikaans is aimed at anyone who wants to start learning the Afrikaans language or just wants to learn a few useful words and phrases before their next visit.

    • Talk-Now–Learn-Afrikaans—Beginning-Level Free demo trial download software.

    • Linguata ~ Learn_Afrikaans Linguata Afrikaans is a software program that gives you the freedom to learn Afrikaans words and phrases in a modern, practical and fun way with an emphasis on rapid vocabulary development. Linguata offers a Free Afrikaans software trial that gives you the freedom to learn Afrikaans words and phrases in a modern, practical and fun way with an emphasis on rapid vocabulary development.

    • Digital Dialects website features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets. Games use Macromedia Flash Player.

    • Language Quests for Afrikaans Educational Software

    • Multilingualbooks CD-ROM Course for Afrikaans

    • Aramedia World Talk is aimed at intermediate level learners who have already built up some confidence listening to and speaking the language. The interactive games and quizzes will help to further develop fluency and understanding of the language.

    • Byki Free Language Software

    • Languages on the go starts teaching Afrikaans visually with the "Visual-Flash-Card-System"

    Play the Video Files on you Computer, Laptop, Ipod Video. This will give you the necessary mental image to associate the new-phonetics-words with. Then, review your learning by listening to mp3 audio files with your mp3 player; Reinforcing your learning.


    • Digital Dialects website features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets. Games use Macromedia Flash Player.

    • FSI Language Courses is dedicated to making these language courses freely available in an electronic format.

    Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    English Recourses

    Language Arts

    Local Suppliers:

    image6[1]The Department of Basic Education has introduced Literacy Workbooks for Grades 1 - 6. Soft copies of Workbooks 1 & 2 (Terms 1 - 4) can be downloaded for FREE at this link. I saw these workbooks at the FutureEd Expo & they are stunning (bright & colourful too).

    imageoffers an English software solution that will take the student from primary school through high school.

    • the English program will test and evaluate the learner’s understanding of English for their specific year level.
    • The system is flexible and allows for the selection of test parameters, subject topics and pass rate.
    • The English program will help with comprehension, grammar, reading, correct pronunciation of words, spellings and vocabulary building.

    Hero Skills[2]offers games are visually stunning, fully narrated, include teaching sections and are divided into levels of difficulty for 3 to 11-year olds. Email Malcolm or contact +27 11 234-5014 or +27 72 289-0098.

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    • BrainPOP English words & their usage.
      • Famous authors & books
      • Study & reading skills
      • Grammar
      • Writing
      • Free Movies
    • Homeschool Language Arts Homeschool-how-to offers some recommendations if you can't afford a pre-packaged homeschool language arts curriculum or you want something more manageable for you and your child.


    • BBC Skillswise offers FREE grammar, spelling, reading, writing, listening & vocabulary activities.
    • Homeschool Language Arts Tips by the Homeschool How-to
    • Idiom Site ~ An idiom is a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language. This site contains a long list of idioms.
    • The Phrase Finder ~ Find phrases, sayings, idioms & expressions.
    • Gnarly Gnenglish The free, very sober bi-monthly English language newsletter.
    • Homeschool Language Arts Homeschool-how to offers some recommendations if you can't afford a pre-packaged homeschool language arts curriculum or you want something more manageable for you and your child.
    • Language Arts Games by Sheppard Software. This page features a variety of games for different grade levels
    • Starfall has many free teaching resources including pdf files of handouts to use with students. For students Starfall has numerous online games designed to teach reading and writing skills. includes a page for parents discussing activities that they can do with their children to help them learn to read and write.
    • MSNBC offers a gallery of online games related to the news. The gallery is called the NewsWare Arcade.


    Local Suppliers

    imageoffers an English software solution that will take the student from primary school through high school.

    • Helps with reading skills
    • Helps with sounding letters correctly
    • Helps with spelling

    The phonics program is suitable for

    • Young learners learning to read
    • Learners wanting to accelerate their reading skills
    • Learners needing remediation.

    Afriphonics3is a teaching tool that has been designed by Early Years educators to provide children with a solid foundation in the understanding of phonics – the association of sounds with letters leading ultimately to writing and reading. The structure and design of the materials and the accompanying lesson plans ensure that the Afriphonics programme is aligned with the current principles of child development, brain-based learning and the requirements of the National Curriculum Statement for Grade R. The programme is currently available in English and Afrikaans. Email Susanne van Niekerk or contact +27 (82) 900-3192

    imageoffers fun, colourful phonic resources for teachers, therapists and parents. Phonic card games & workbooks develop phonemic awareness, vocabulary & language skills while children learn to read & spell. All resources have been designed by a Speech-Language Therapist.

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    • Looney Tunes ClickNRead Phonics incorporates the research based curriculum & instructional design of the highly acclaimed ClickN READ Phonics® program. Featuring the zany antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Taz, Tweety & more, children learn to read the right way with help from the world famous Looney Tunes characters.
    • GoPhonics is a teacher-developed, Orton-Gillingham based/compatible, explicit & systematic multisensory phonics curriculum with K-2 language arts. It features 6 volumes of stories that are 93% decodable with controlled vocabulary. They are designed for teaching beginning reading skills. They follow a phonics building block sequence that minimizes confusion. As skills are taught, they are linked to & embedded in meaningful reading. Integrated tools include lessons, 50 phonics games (word decoding & fluency practice), workbooks, key word charts... This approach is effective for struggling beginning readers, Response to Intervention (RtI), dyslexia, LLD, and is a comprehensive foundation for ALL beginning readers.
    • Explode The Code for  Grades K–4 helps students build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, & spelling. This research-based & teacher-tested program meets & exceeds “No Child Left Behind” requirements & National Reading Panel Standards.
      • an organized & systematic approach to teaching sound/symbol relationship
      • an effective tool for teaching skills that in combination with any reading program enables students to use & understand all language forms (reading, writing, spelling, and speech).
      • an affordable program that enables you to maintain a high quality Reading & Language Arts Program & to supplement your current reading program.
    • Vocabulary Studying phonics is very important for anyone learning to read English. Learning to recognize the connection between certain spellings & certain sounds can improve one’s reading skills in so many ways!
    • Homeschool Classroom’s phonics resources for extra practise.


    • Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, & totally FREE---that's right, totally & completely free! And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can teach a child to read & write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers & home-schoolers.
    • Phonics & Word Games Phonics Games, Reading Games & Word Games. An excellent addition to any reading program. Print & play! Free Phonics Posters from Adrian Bruce.


    jss_back2school_word reading

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    ANDAG5With the Sound Combination Reading Method the learner is taught sound combinations that empowers them to construct words phonetically AND to read them AND to pronounce them correctly. Other methods erroneously teach a child to memorize words and sentences and prevent them from reading unknown words. On our reading method the child is taught to read sounds combinedJaptraplees4 and not to read or sound them singularly, for example "ca-t" and NOT "c-a-t".


    offers a complete sight-reading program with a Christian theme. Includes 12 colourfully illustrated readers and flashcards, parent/teacher guide, bookmark and award certificate as well as read-along CD. Email Big Thot or contact +27 (83) 791-2804.

    ReadersAreLeaders5offers a fun, interactive computer based reading and language programme in South Africa. Contact +27 (86) 110-1608 for a FREE reading assessment and demonstration at your convenience.

    International Suppliers

    • Funnix A Tutor in your Computer.
    • All About Reading begins with Level Pre-1 for preschoolers & kindergarteners. It focuses on five fundamental pre-reading skills that include letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print awareness, listening comprehension, and motivation to read. It is this specific set of skills that helps pre-readers understand the basics of language and how it works, preparing them to learn to read.
    • Reading Blaster Sharpen reading comprehension skills. Students develop critical thinking skills as they learn to read for details, find the main idea, make inferences, draw conclusions & build reading vocabularies. Using context clues and parts of speech rules, students discover word meanings and build reading comprehension skills.
    • Reading Kingdom is a fun, easy-to-use online program that teaches children 4-10 years old how to read & write to a third grade level.
    • ABeCeDarian Company publishes and distributes the ABeCeDarian Reading Program, a research-based, explicit, comprehensive, multi-sensory decoding program developed by Michael Bend, Ph.D. The program efficiently addresses the key areas of phonemic awareness, phonics & fluency. It provides the depth & structure necessary for tutors, interventionists & special education teachers to help the weakest readers from age 5 to adult make outstanding progress.
    • Ooka Island Early literacy programs Reading, discovery and adventure for PreK to grade 2. The game starts with an essential pre-reading skill- alphabet recognition & sequencing.  The introduction of the letters is done in groups of three-to-five letters, beginning with lower case, as these are the letters most frequently seen & then moving on to upper case.
    • ReadingA-Z offers Everything You Need to Teach Reading
    • Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons & activities designed to help young children learn how to read & read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers & other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary & comprehension skills. Teaching kids to read & helping those who struggle.
    • Reading Tutors Reading Support & Reading Intervention for:
      • Tier 3 RtI solution
      • One-on-one tutoring sessions
      • At-home parent instruction
      • Building specific reading skills
      • Improving reading scores across the board

      Instant access to hundreds of downloadable reading tutor packets.

    • Magic TreeHouse reading Units on books. Vocabulary, Online Questions, Printable Questions & Activities.


    • Sound City Reading materials are designed to help children learn the phonics patterns they need to become successful, independent readers. I hope that you will find them useful. The downloads are FREE.
    • BookAdventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read & earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
    • FreeReading is a high-quality, open-source, FREE reading intervention program for grades preK - 6.
    • Reading by Six FREE online reading lessons.
    • Starfall's Learn to Read with Phonics is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
    • Literactive is the leading provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten & grade 1 students available online. The program is comprised of carefully levelled guided readers, comprehensive phonic activities and a wealth of supplemental reading material which gradually develop a child's reading skills in a sequential and enjoyable manner. Developed and approved by teachers and parents across the United States, Literactive is the acknowledged leader in early learning online. All the material is available for FREE from this site
    • Adrian Bruce’s Reading Stuff ALL NEW reading resources website. You will find FREE & printable word games, phonics games, reading games, comprehension strategies and phonics posters. Look around & print out whatever educational resources you need. People are using these games for individual phonics instruction, learning center activities, homework and special needs education.
    • Reading Street offers online student activities, reading test & reading portaportal.
    • Readquarium Discover treasure through reading!
    • ReadSpeeder FREE speed reading program. Online Course - Speed Reading in Your Spare Time. Improve: Comprehension, Speed, Retention, Enjoyment.
    • K12 Reader Reading instructions & resources for teachers & parents, covering
    • RIF Reading Planet This site is provided by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest non profit children's literacy organization
    • Scholastic’s Stacks Games
    • Kids Reads Book lists, contests & reviews.
    • ReadQuarium offers a variety of online reading activities.
    • Scott Foresman Reading Headquarters offers reading games and activities for grades K – 6.




    • Children's’ Books Forever FREE children's’ books that have become classics and children’s favourites around the world.They can be used on Smartboard, Powerpoint and overhead projectors. Languages available are English, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish & Swedish.
    • Book Adventures Read, Click & Win. is a fun, FREE way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can find a book,
      take quizzes on what they've read, and earn prizes
      for their reading success
    • Summer with BookIT! Break National Reading Incentive Program. Take part in the Summer Break Reading Challenge Sweepstakes.
    • MightyBook Jr. offers a library of 900 animated books to engage & excite students with visual stimulation, sounds & music.
    • Planet eBook ~ Classic literature for download as FREE eBooks
    • Smarty Games features two alphabet games and nine animated stories.

    Audio Books

    AudioBooks. Immediately download your audiobook. No memberships. No fuss. Listen anywhere, anytime.

    Spelling & Vocabulary

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    • Spelling City has over 42,000 spelling words and customizable sentences, A REAL person who says each word and sentence, Free home pages for teachers and parents to save lists, various spelling games & much more. Both FREE and premium memberships available.
    • All About Spelling is an excellent program if you are just beginning to teach your child spelling, or if your child needs remedial help. All About Spelling is multisensory. The lessons involve sight, sound, and touch. Children learn best when they are physically involved in the learning process, so we take advantage of that fact with this hands-on approach to learning and teaching spelling. All About Spelling is logical. Spelling concepts are taught in a logical, understandable order. Each lesson builds upon the previous lesson. The sequence has been carefully tested to produce long-term results. And this is as much a benefit to you as it is to your student; especially if you've been struggling with how to teach spelling.
    • All About Homophones is a complete tool kit for teaching homophones. Simplify lesson planning and perk up teaching with activities kids love. It includes engaging worksheets, homophone games, activity cards, a huge list of homophones, and more.
    • VocabularyA-Z  Build hundreds of customized vocabulary lessons
      for one low cost - in three easy steps 1Choose a vocabulary word category2Build a vocabulary list3Let the vocabulary lesson generator do the rest.
      For each lesson you'll get:
      • Graphic Organizers
      • A vocabulary lesson
      • Activities and games
      • A week's worth of vocabulary instruction.
    • Spelling Made Simple is a program that helps people learn how to spell. Lists can be made by typing them into the program so that any desired custom list can be created. Lists can also be created and learned quickly by dragging and dropping or copying and pasting text into the software. You can also download some lists from our site so that you don't need to create them yourself. You can see, and hear the word (based on the user's settings) and then type the answer which helps with the memorization process and is a proven method in learning how to spell. If the answer is wrong it will go back into the queue and be retried later so that the words that need more practice get tested more often. Statistics are kept with the intention that you can review improvement and review what needs to be worked on. Use Spelling Made Simple once a day to practice your spelling and you will see amazing results - Guaranteed!
    • Super Text Twist is a simple word game similar to Word Twist which asks plays to identify words from a set of jumbled letters. The Super Text Twist game be played online or downloaded for use offline.
    • Spelling Match is a spelling game developed by Houghton Mifflin. As the name Spelling Match implies, students have to complete matching activities based on the sounds and or meanings of words. It offers different levels of difficulty for students in grades 1 through 8. The games can be played as timed or untimed activities.


    • Jett Games "Spell By Color" FREE  Structured, Phonics-Based Spelling Program.
    • aaaSpell Practice spelling & vocabulary online.
    • Free Homeschool Curriculum Spelling Course FREE online Spelling Course The Spelling Rules, Lessons, Exercises, Dictation Exercises, and answer keys.
    • Word Games play free online games to improve vocabulary.
    • Vocabulary FREE English Vocabulary Games.
    • K12 Reader 1st – 5th Grade Spelling Worksheets as well as Dolch & Fry Word Lists.
    • KidsSpell Spelling Games. The Absolutely Free And Totally Fun Way To Improve Your Spelling. You can select from one of our spelling lists or create your own. Custom spelling lists can be saved and linked to from a classroom website. Once you have selected a list, play one of our many free spelling games listed to the right. These spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way that your students will love.
    • has over 20 spelling games.
    • Catch the Spelling Practice Your Spelling & Review Vocabulary While Having Fun. Vocabulary Levels: (E) = Easy, (M) = Medium, (D) = Difficult



    International Suppliers

    • The Five Finger Paragraph method is designed to teach students (& adults) to write paragraphs & Five Paragraph Essays. This series was written & illustrated to help students write essays more easily.
    • Brave Writer supports and nurtures the homeschooling family in the areas of language arts & writing from grammar school until college with online classes, home study courses and language arts programs
    • Writer’s Blocks 4 is a unique writing tool that will help you organize ideas & information so that you can write any type of complex written material easier & faster. Just enter each point or idea into our expandable, movable text blocks. Now you
      can quickly arrange and organize your blocks by dragging and dropping while you come up with the clearest way to present what you have written. It will save you time, make you more productive & enhance your creativity.
    • WritingA-Z offers a collection of K-6 writing resources. Online writing lessons & materials. Empowers teachers with instant access 24/7 to hundreds of levelled, downloadable writing resources.

    Three Ways to Build a Successful Writing Program

    • Time4Writing provides 8 week online writing courses taught by certified teachers as well as free writing resources for parents, teachers & students. From the basics of grammar to writing an essay for the SAT Exam, the writing courses & writing resources are designed to help elementary, middle and high school students master writing at all levels. Certified teachers provide one-on-one instruction and assign weekly topics through an easy to use online system. Students simply log in and work through the interactive lessons & writing assignments at their own pace. Then, their personal writing teacher reviews and provides feedback on each assignment the day after it is submitted.
    • WriteAtHome offers traditional tutorial writing classes. Structured writing courses with weekly lessons & assignments. Coaching & evaluation from an experienced tutor.
    • Enchanted Learning offers Writing Activities, Language Arts for Early to Fluent Writers Books to Print, Newpaper, Parts of Speech. Printouts, crafts & writing activities that are designed to encourage & stimulate writing. The topics include writing short essays, writing reports, using graphic organizers to organize your thoughts before writing, printing & writing short books & letter structure.


    • Wartgames offers FREE writing games & activities.
    • Guide to Grammar & Writing
    • The WordTamer Amazing is a website where you tame words and train stories. Explore the funfair. Play around with ideas. Get inspiration. Capture fresh new writing possibilities. All ideas can be saved and developed off-line. They can be printed too. Join the new generation of storytellers.


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    • Analytical Grammar teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage.  It is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” (see timeline) over three years; however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule.
    • English Word Power is an interactive English e-learning English grammar software program.
    • Grammarlogues Middle & high school grammar lessons in fewer than 8 minutes per day.


    • Daily Grammar is a fun, convenient way to learn grammar. By simplifying complex grammar subjects, Daily Grammar is a great teaching tool for both public and home-schooled children, ESL students, and anyone needing to refresh English grammar skills. By practicing language rules, any person able to read will be able to master English grammar. This archive contains links to all of our free grammar lessons & quizzes.  Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes.  Lessons 1-90 cover the eight parts of speech, which are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.  Lessons 91-300 cover the parts of the sentence, such as appositives, predicate nominatives, direct objects, prepositional phrases, clauses & verbals.  Lessons 301-440 cover the mechanics of grammar, which is also known as capitalization and punctuation.  You can use this archive to study Daily Grammar at your own pace.
    • Grammaropolis is a fresh, fun & exciting new way to learn about parts of speech. Within the world of Grammaropolis the parts of speech are personified; The characters interact the way the parts of speech interact with one another in the sentence. When students associate human qualities & characteristics with the parts of speech, abstract & seemingly arbitrary rules start to make a lot more sense. Characters, Videos, Books, Games & Songs.
    • K12 Reader has a selection of Adjective, Noun, Punctuation & Verb worksheets.
    • Grammar Ninja is a fun game for students to play as they develop a working knowledge of the parts of speech. Grammar Ninja has three levels for students to work through. As long as you answer questions correctly, they continue through the game, but answer incorrectly and the words explode.
    • The Houghton Mifflin Company produces Grammar Blast. Grammar Blast offers 35 interactive grammar activities for students in grades two through five.
    • The Grammar Practice Park produced by Harcourt School Publishers provides 12 games for students in grades three to five.
    • Scholastic Inc. has a page for elementary age students called Maggie's Learning Adventures.



    Please visit this page frequently as I will be posting regular updates as I find more resources.