Reading & Writing

Library Databases

World Book

Excellent selection of encyclopedia articles, pictures, maps, charts and audio and video clips on a wide variety of topics. Perfect for students of all ages.

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On the Web

My Shakespeare

Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with full-text, interactive editions of his plays. myShakespeare replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for the 21st-century student.

National Geographic Kids

An online version of the award-winning magazine, coupled with games and puzzles.

Online Rhyme Dictionary

Trying to write a poem but having a hard time coming up with words that rhyme? Try out this free online rhyme dictionary!

Shakespeare for Kids

While working on puzzles, answering quizzes and learning new words, the user is learning about Shakespeare, his plays, and Elizabethan England.

Spark Notes

Having trouble reading certain books for school, like Bridge to Terabithia or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Find great book summaries and free online quizzes here!

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates scenarios to prompt kids to start creative writing.

The World of Beverly Cleary

Meet Ramona, Ralph and your other favourite characters from Beverly Cleary's books! Read excerpts, play games and watch an interview with Beverly herself.