Resources & Booklists


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M-W Student Dictionary
Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. This site includes a dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming dictionary - as well as a "build-your-own dictionary","Daily Buzz Word" feature, and word games.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book.

Grammar Help Plus
This website includes English help in a variety of areas, including a grammar help link and writing ideas. This website was created by publisher Houghton-Mifflin.

Synonym & Antonym Finder is the web's best resource for English synonyms, antonyms, and definitions.

Rhyming Dictionary
On-line rhyming dictionary by WriteExpress.

Virtual Middle School Library
This website contains many valuable links for middle school students. The site is maintained by Linda Bertland, a retired school librarian.


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Suggested Reading List - Grades 6-8
The list of book titles was compiled from the results of an informal survey conducted by the state Education Department and distributed by the New York State English Council and New York State Reading Association. Teachers were asked to suggest books that they felt were "appropriate and successful with readers in the K-12 curriculum." The titles represent a sample of those submitted.

Summer Reading List - Grades 6-8
The following titles are recommended as summer reading both to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. Students may find these titles at libraries and bookstores.

Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. This website comes via the American Librarian Association.