We receive many requests for help with English! so we've put together a range of free worksheets on the site here, as well as linking to excellent resources elsewhere on the Internet.
LEARNING ENGLISH (as a second language) : 800 free worksheets are now on line in "Any Language to English". Also, 800 free verbs-and-vocabulary worksheets have been completed (per language) for French-English, Russian-English, German-English, Dutch-English, Polish-English, Romanian-English, Urdu-English and Arabic-English, and around 400 each so far, for Italian-English (verbs), Turkish-English (vocabulary), Bulgarian-English (vocabulary), and Spanish-English (verbs) - and the first 250+ Spanish-English vocabulary worksheets went up on line some while back (volunteers still needed for the remaining Spanish, and for the Italian vocab checking). Free dual-language worksheet sets are also in preparation for several other languages ..... see the Translators' page. All dual-language sets are designed to "match" so that children of different nationalities can learn English side by side in classrooms.
LEARNING TO READ: The free-to-print reading system "Bricks and Mortar" teaches children the basics of learning to read [even the first 40 pages of notes & disks of this system should be enough to allow children to progress to simple structured reading books].
SOUNDS AND SPELLINGS: Spellings, Sounds & Meanings works on the same principle as Bricks & Mortar, the sound each word makes. SSM approaches the English language from many different angles - from dictionary meanings to spelling and writing practice, from wordsearches to making crosswords, from worksheets for lateral thinking to worksheets for writing poems and even mc lyrics.
The whole resource is themed around a "Sounds Database", where words are grouped according to the *sounds* they make, rather than their spelling. Children first learn language by what it sounds like - not what it looks like - and this whole resource has been designed to re-awaken that "joy in sound" that children start out with.
23rd February 2008: 2500+ free worksheets have now been made available from the Sounds Database - along with over 400 sound files - and the "templates" page gives more information about the structuring of this resource.
WRITING PRACTICE: We've had a lot of requests, over the years, for worksheets for writing practice. There are already worksheets for writing words and sentences in Spellings, Sounds and Meanings (above) - but we have *finally* (21st March 2011) had time to create some worksheets to make it easier to practise the writing of individual letters and numbers. There are three different stages, to help encourage progressively-more-regular writing size for each letter and each number. There are also "blank" worksheets (both for letters and for numbers) to allow for different writing styles (the "character to copy" can be written in, before the worksheet is used), and additionally there are blank worksheets to enable the practice of non-standard or non-English characters.
|for beginners (just a box to write in)
||next stage ... with a line to write on
||final stage ... a shorter line to write on|
ENGLISH GRAMMAR: Excellent free resources (including exercises) for all aspects of English grammar are on line at the University of Victoria, in Canada; and simple instructions and exercises are available from BBC Skillswise, in England.
The poem "The Parts of Speech" can be found in the Mnemonics section of the Accelerated Learning area created for Project HappyChild by famous memory expert Michael Tipper.