ERV / Advanced Reading & Writing

The following is a list of sites to help you build your English reading and writing skills. Feel free to leave comments on how the sites worked out for you.

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American Folklore: This site has a plethora of interesting stories: fables, fairy tales, folktales, myths and

Screenshot 2014-11-19 15.29.37legends, tall tales, and urban legends. You can practice your English and learn more about American culture here.

Timed Reading Activities: How fast do you read? Use this site to increase your reading speed and comprehension.

Advanced Grammar Activities: If you’re past learning about subject-verb agreement and correct verb tenses, click here for information on sentence fragments, parallel structure, misplaced modifiers, apostrophes, word choice, and more. This information is sure to get your writing in top-notch condition!

*ESL-Bits : Audiobooks, novels, novellas, and short stories in two listening speeds. Also has songs

Screenshot capture by JLN, 11/19/2014

Screenshot capture by JLN, 11/19/2014

Read Theory: This is a great site to help improve your reading comprehension with over 1,000 different online reading activities.

Marshall’s Reading Skills for Today’s Adults: Although this site is created for native English speakers, it helps with fluency and comprehension skills in reading.

My English Page: Paragraphs and comprehension questions, plus grammar.

screenshot capture by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014

screenshot capture by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014

Online Writing Lab: This site provides information on English punctuation and grammar, as well as practice exercises to make sure that you are writing correctly.

National Geographic Videos – Features different stories for listening and viewing

Spotlight – 15 minute or less radio excepts with transcripts Spotlight uses a special English method of broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.

Townsend Press Learning Center: After signing up for a free account (you can even link your account to Wake Tech!), you will receive access to reading, writing, and vocabulary information from different textbooks.