Links for Grammar and Reading Skills Review and Practice
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
So You Wanna Avoid Common Writing Errors site
Grammar Bytes!:“Grammar instruction with attitude.” Good explanations and interactive exercises.
Grammar, Essay, and Research site
Links for Improving Reading Skills
GENERAL READING SKILLS
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.
This site describes chronological, sequential, spatial, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, problem and solution, and topical patterns of organization.
This site guides the student through the process of synthesizing reading materials.
PRACTICE READING EXERCISES
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.
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.
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.
This site provides practice in finding main ideas, supporting details, and drawing inferences, as well as increasing reading vocabulary.
This site contains reading comprehension tests.
This site provides practice in separating fact from opinion in reading materials.
This site provides instructions on how to draw inferences and practice exercises.
This site assists with critical reading and interpreting texts.
This site helps you recognize signal words.
This site helps distinguishing fact from opinion when reading a text.
Finding the Main Idea in Paragraphs: Practice for improving reading skills in order to increase Accuplacer score.