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Reading/Writing Resources


More than 5,000 stories on a variety of topics including STEM and language arts, with accompanying teaching materials. (Best for intermediate to advanced learners).

BusyTeacher.org – Editing By PrimaryLeap

Edit existing sentences for spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

BusyTeacher.org – Punctuation Crossword Puzzle By Belinda

Fun way to introduce the different types of punctuation.

BusyTeacher.org – Writing Based on a Model By Ursula Viessa

Worksheet scaffolds student’s writing by working from a model and ultimately, asking student to produce his/her own writing.

Dave’s ESL Cafe

Great place to brush up on grammar constructions and rationale.

ESLGold.com – Writing Prompts

Collection of interesting writing prompts “Describe…/What would you do if…/Tell me how to…, etc.”

Library Book Suggestions for ESOL Students

ESOL book suggestions by level compiled by Librarian and LitNet tutor Vicky Cooper.

Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The OWL is an online writing resource offering help from grammar and punctuation to research and citation for more advanced writers.

Reading Skills for Today’s Adults

An online collection of leveled readings that can be used in tutoring sessions and for independent learning.

Stickyball.net – Writing Lessons

Broad collection of ready-made writing lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners.


A comprehensive guide to American punctuation.