Friday, October 10, 2008

Heart of the Matter Meme: Educational Freebie Sites

Today's Heart of the Matter Online meme asks: What great educational freebie sites do you frequently visit?

Here are some of my favorites:

* Daily Grammar Archive: This is a whole grammar curriculum, well laid out, easily accessible, and free.

* Glencoe Literature Library: Fantastic free study guides on dozens of novels, from Across Five Aprils to The Yearling, on both middle reader and high school levels.

* Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL): Another fantastic grammar and writing resource, with printable quizzes and handouts.

* Lapbooking at Squidoo: This has been by far the most helpful site for me in learning the art of lapbooks. I can always go here for ideas and a lot of free downloads.

* CurrClick: I love the free download every Monday. I have a big file of future lapbooks and notebooking pages I've downloaded. Someday maybe I'll get to them…

* Enchanted Learning: I can't possibly say how many times I've used this site over the past 9 years. I did pay the $20/annual fee for a couple of years, but I haven't for awhile. It seems like we are using my favorite site less and less as the kids get older.

* Scott Foresman Grammar and Writing Handbooks: I couldn't resist one more grammar resource. You can download entire workbooks for K-6th grade. Fabulous!

(See more educational freebie sites here at Heart of the Matter Online.)


  1. You've been holding out on me...didn't know about the lapbooking at squidoo.. ;)we haven't used enchanted learning yet this year...need to get back to that one...

  2. Thanks for the links. I discovered some new ones on your list. It was fun clicking on the Scott Foresman link... I saw some things I had used when I was a second grade teacher. Good memories!

  3. Thanks for the great links. I've added the ones I didn't know to my favourites. I love the Glencoe Literature Library. I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice and have downloaded their study guide for me!

    Have a great weekend

  4. GREAT resources! The grammar lessons are so timely!

  5. Thank you so much! I've not heard of several of these. I am out of town right now - see my site to see why ;)

    When I return - I'll look on my pc to see what sites I can share with you

  6. Evan Moor has a weekly email newsletter that includes free downloadable activities for PreK thru sixth grade. I've been able to use some of it. I don't remember how I signed up to receive it, but I'm sure it's accessible from the EM website.

    Thanks for sharing the grammar links. I think I'll use some of them with the girls.

  7. Great links - thanks! I have recently discovered CurrClick's free weekly downloads and I love them!

  8. Will be back to check them out!


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