All Language Arts Resources

Click on links below for expanded sections of more resources:

Language Arts Charts and Lists
Learning Choices Lists and Charts

At Home Resources:

Books and Magazines Guides
Reading and Language Arts
Curriculum and Distance Courses

Community Resources

Libraries
Academic Activities
Special Interest, Internships, Competitions and Fairs

Litwits Workshops – Sensory Immersion in Classic Children’s Literature
P.O. Box 2777, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
http://litwitsworkshops.com/
(831) 247-0593
Enrichment workshops for engaging children ages 9-12 in classic literature.  Each workshop centers on one story, with several modes of interacting and creative expression.

Pacific Coast Childrens Writers Workshop
www.childrenswritersworkshop.com/index.html
Bi-Annual team-taught seminar for 15 Middle Grade and Young Adult Novelists, who have the opportunity have contact with an editor and/or agent. Participants may submit their opening pages or full manuscript for a pre-workshop or an in-person critique of their novels.

Spelling Bee (Santa Cruz County Office of Education)
www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/ed_services/spelling_bee2010.html

Stone Soup Magazine – for Young Writers
www.stonesoup.com/
Subscribe to the publication or submit your work for acceptance into their world-wide publication.

Santa Cruz Public Library
www.santacruzpl.org

Outreach Services:
www.santacruzpl.org/outreach/
Bookmobile, (for those with limited access to library) Book Buddies, (provides home delivery for homebound seniors or those with disability or extended illness) KidReach (for families who otherwise would not have access to a library) and Outreach Specialized Services for those at centers with Developmental Disabilities or for those in jail.)

Watsonville Public Library
www.watsonville.lib.ca.us

Online Resources

Curriculum – All Subjects
Language Arts Charts and Lists
Online Courses and Classes
Click here for all online reading and language arts games and activities

School Resources

Adult Education Resources and links
www.waas.pvusd.net/stdntsource.html

California Adult Education Provider Directory
www.otan.us/caaeproviders/
Search for local Adult Education programs by entering your zip code.
(See below for Santa Cruz and Watsonville program contact info)

Santa Cruz Adult School
www.adulted.santacruz.k12.ca.us/
Santa Cruz Adult School serves the residents of north Santa Cruz County, including people living in the communities of Davenport, Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel and Live Oak.  Offers mandated diploma / GED classes, parenting classes, and community special interest classes.

Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
www.waas.pvusd.net
Offers Fine Arts, Personal Enrichment, Life Long Learning, Physical Fitness, Foreign Language, GED / High School Diploma, Parent Education, CBET, ESL, Career & Technical, Computers, Business/Financial, Human Resources, Driver Training / Safety Health & Safety, Online Classes.

Special Needs

Accommodations and Modifications
Assistive Technology
Differentiated Reading and Language Arts Materials and Programs
Dysgraphia Accommodations
Tutoring and Educational Help
Ways to Demonstrate What You Have Learned

ESL Websites – De Anza College List of ESL Websites
http://faculty.deanza.fhda.edu/madiganjulie/stories/storyReader$8

Ghotit
www.ghotit.com/news/ghotit-word2010-launch.shtml
Powerful spell and grammar checker Microsoft Word Add-in for people with dyslexia.

Homeschool Diner (special needs section)
www.homeschooldiner.com/specials/special_needs/main.html

Homeschooling Kids with Disabilities
members.tripod.com/~Maaja/index.htm
Comprehensive site with alphabetical listings and resources for every type of disability need.

Learning Abled Kids (teaching bright kids at home)
www.learningabledkids.com
Check out their comprehensive list of disabilities with articles, information, and resource and website suggestions.

Sue Patrick’s Workbox System
www.workboxsystem.com/index.html
Offers training and consulting in implementing a teaching system to reduce organizational time and increase self-control, independence and learning for children with Autism, ADD ADHD, and Large Home School Families, and which can complement your existing program.