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ABE/GED: Writing and Grammar Resources

Writing and Grammar Books

Online dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, usage & style, and writing resource

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary

Visual Dictionary Online
Provides a free online visual dictionary containing over 20,000 terms, more than 6,000 illustrations, and audio pronunciations

Helpful Websites

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Provides grammar guides specifically for ESL Instructors and Students

IXL Language Arts Skills
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

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

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

Current event stories, quizzes, crossword puzzles and other vocabulary and knowledge building resources for students, parents, and instructors

Video Resources

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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