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Links for Grammar and Reading Skills Review and Practice

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm
This site has detailed explanations of and examples for the parts of speech.

These sites are useful in helping us avoid common writing errors:

The University of Wisconsin: Twelve Common Errors
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/CommonErrors.html#frags

So You Wanna Avoid Common Writing Errors site
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/wrerrors/wrerrors.html

Grammar Bytes!:“Grammar instruction with attitude.”  Good explanations and interactive exercises.
www.chompchomp.com

Grammar, Essay, and Research site
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Links for Improving Reading Skills
GENERAL READING SKILLS

http://academic.cuesta.edu/acasupp/as/303.HTM
                          
This site covers the reading process, levels of comprehension, reading rate, how to read a textbook, organizational patterns, main ideas, topics, supporting details, inferences, conclusions, and fact vs. opinion.

http://faculty.washington.edu/ezent/impo.htm
This site describes chronological, sequential, spatial, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, problem and solution, and topical patterns of organization.

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ 

This site guides the student through the process of synthesizing reading materials.
PRACTICE READING EXERCISES

http://www.eslus.com/LESSONS/READING/READ.HTM

This site contains mini-stories with cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercises, speed reading exercises, reading selections from newspapers, fiction, science, and law, reading and listening exercises, and a lesson on how to revise a paragraph.  

http://www.nelliemuller.com/reading_comprehension.htm
              
This site contains reading comprehension and vocabulary practice, as well as a links to an online reading lab. Some exercises are timed and others provide audio. It also contains links to lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

http://www.elite.net/~runner/eld/contextclues.html
This site contains examples and explanations of context clues. It provides exercises in finding the meaning of words via the use of context clues and a PowerPoint presentation on context clues.

http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/exercises/main/reading.html

This site provides practice in finding main ideas, supporting details, and drawing inferences, as well as increasing reading vocabulary.

http://college.hmco.com/devenglish/readingspace/demo/practicetests.html

This site contains reading comprehension tests. 

http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/factopinion/factopinion.html

This site provides practice in separating fact from opinion in reading materials.

http://dhp.com/~laflemm/reso/inference.htm

This site provides instructions on how to draw inferences and practice exercises.

http://www.criticalreading.com/interpretation.htm

This site assists with critical reading and interpreting texts.

http://www.csupomona.edu/~lrc/crsp/handouts/recognizing_words2.html
  
This site helps you recognize signal words.

http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/~steuben/factopinion.htm
      
This site helps distinguishing fact from opinion when reading a text.

http://www.brookdalecc.edu/fac/reading/mhurley/questions/Instructions.htm

Finding the Main Idea in Paragraphs: Practice for improving reading skills in order to increase Accuplacer score. 

 

 
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