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ABE/GED: Writing and Grammar Resources

Writing and Grammar Books

Dictionaries

Dictionary.com
http://www.dictionary.com
Online dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, usage & style, and writing resource

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.m-w.com
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary
http://visual.merriam-webster.com
Provides a free online visual dictionary containing over 20,000 terms, more than 6,000 illustrations, and audio pronunciations

Helpful Websites

Grammar Handbook from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers
This Handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

IXL Language Arts Skills
www.ixl.com/ela
Provides skill-based learning in language arts from Pre-K through 12th Grade. Includes reading strategies, writing strategies, vocabulary, and grammar and mechanics.

GCF LearnFree: Grammar
https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/grammar/
In this free tutorial, get the grammar help you need to avoid making these common mistakes in your writing and in life.

Chomp Chomp: Grammar Bytes
www.chompchomp.com
This site, created by a community college instructor, includes terms, interactive exercises (with answers/explanations), handouts and guidelines for quickly improving grammar ability. Appropriate for both GED students and instructors.

The New York Times Learning Network
www.nytimes.com/learning
Current event stories, quizzes, crossword puzzles and other vocabulary and knowledge building resources for students, parents, and instructors

Video Resources

Grammar Foundations
www.linkedin.com/learning/grammar-foundations
Grammar matters! Why? Proper grammar improves the clarity of your writing and increases readers' confidence in your ideas. But memorizing every single grammar rule is not the purpose of this course. Instead, author Judy Steiner-Williams concentrates on helping you apply the basic principles so you can avoid making the most common mistakes. Learn about the different parts of speech, possessive rules, and the difference between writing vs. spelling numbers. Then discover tricks for using words that look alike or sound alike (but have entirely different meanings) and enforcing parallel structure.

This 2 hour course is available through LinkedIn Learning (learn more).

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