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Spelling and Vocabulary Workbooks

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Spelling, Vocabulary and Language Arts Free Workbooks

The following is a list of Glencoe free language arts resources and Evan-Moor spelling workbooks: 

These free Glencoe Spelling Power workbooks include over 30 weekly lists and lessons, progress charts, and unit reviews.

Glencoe Spelling Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

These free Glencoe Vocabulary Power workbooks include 36 weekly lessons, unit reviews and tests.

Vocabulary Power Workbooks: Grades 6 - 12

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Free Evan-Moor Building Spelling Skills Workbooks:

Grade 1

Grade 2

Short Stories for Studying Plot and Conflict Tags: short stories for kids free short stories literary elements literary devices plot elements conflict

Sentient candies who revolt against their Maker. "Whole Human" packages sent straight to your doorstep. The real reason the Titanic sank -- (did somebody say zombies)? What do all of these have in common? Why, the makings of a great story, of course. 

If you're studying literary elements and techniques with your kids, reading short stories can provide a clear view of the whole "narrative arc" in a more accessible, less lengthy format.

Supplement your study with the following classic short stories. Click on the Google doc below to read the stories, fill out plot diagrams, and answer comprehension and analysis questions for each. The document also contains links to tutorials on plot, conflict, flashbacks, and foreshadowing. 

Writing stories can also get kids thinking about what makes a good plot, an interesting conflict, and a satisfying resolution.

Writing prompts can be a good way to get the creative juices flowing. We've used some of the ones listed here. For more ideas, head over to StoryToolz. The site has ideas for conflicts, (such as rivalry, temptation, revenge, ambition, etc.), and a random title generator that suggests all kinds of tantalizing possibilities. For example: 

  • On the Far Side of the Intersection
  • Shadows of Symmetries
  • Distant Gateway
  • All Things Invisible

Nevermind if you or your kids don't know what any of the titles mean; they can work that out as they're coming up with intriguing storylines, tension-building conflicts, and awesome endings.

Here is another short story unit for studying additional literary elements. The unit includes comprehension questions and links to text and audio versions of the stories: 

Free Biography Readers Tags: readers leveled readers non fiction books biographies Harcourt Scott Foresman womens' history

The following is a list of Harcourt, Macmillan McGraw-Hill, and Scott Foresman biographies and historical readers for grades 2 - 6. Listed alphabetically; download for free:

Thomas Adams Invents Chewing Gum

Benedict Arnold

Benjamin Banneker: A Man Ahead of His Time 

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor

Shirley Chisholm

Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Code Talkers

Amelia Earhart: Pilot and Adventurer 

Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents

Thomas Jefferson

Michael Jordan: No Quitter 

Helen Keller

Dorothea Lange

Lewis and Clark

Abraham Lincoln

Cyrus McCormick: Friend to Farmers

John Wesley Powell and the Mighty Colorado

Sacagawea: A Sign of Peace

Who is Dr. Seuss?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women Inventors

Wright Brothers

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