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Helpful Websites for English Language Arts

Holt Literature and Language Arts Online (Website for your textbook)

http://hlla.hrw.com/hlla/

 

Holt Handbook (Online grammar quizzes)

http://hlla.hrw.com/hlla/handbook.jsp?WebLogicSession=Q3liS74n6EpzIqXJlttOEWnyJ34BQNM2DQTDybNPym5BHG2kKE38%7C4766930202566869167/-1062731320/6/6001/6001

 

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (Great help with all types of writing, especially correct use of the MLA format!)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

 

The Tounge Untied ( Very helpful grammar site; breaks down grammar by topic.)

http://www.grammaruntied.com/index.html

 

Spark Notes (Online summaries of Shakespeare's plays and of many famous novels.)

http://www.sparknotes.com/

California Content Standards for English Language Arts

This is the link to the CA Content Standards for English Language Arts. You can view the standards for each grade by clicking on the menu on the left hand side of the page.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/elacontentstnds.pdf

 

If you are interested in the type of questions you will be asked on the California State Tests (CST) in English Language Arts, you can view sample test questions at the following sites:

Grade 7

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqela7.pdf

 

Grade 8

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqela8.pdf

 

Grade 9

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqela9.pdf

 

Grade 10

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqela10.pdf

 

Grade 11

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/cstrtqela11.pdf