High School Literacy Web Tools


Learning Purpose: It makes literacy learning games and project-based activities connected to the real world.

    OpenEd offers over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, instructional games and lesson plans, aligned to Common Core English/Language Arts.  

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages. With a searchable database you can find resources for  students in different genres and Lexile levels.

    This online reading platform can be used to promote collaboration and discussion while giving teachers a way to assess student understanding and increase access to high-interest reading materials. It is also integrated with Google Tools.  

It provides unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.

    Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document, what they are learning at school.Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations.
     Students can make their own storyboards and graphic organizers using thousands of characters, word bubbles, icons and symbols.  

This powerful web tool lets users create their own visual presentations hosted on the web. Students combine images, text, and links and choose from multiple themes.

    This site has the most comprehensive OWLs (Online Writing Labs) on the Web and offers hypertext workshops and subject tutorials on writing various types of papers and teacher resources.
    A very powerful mind mapping platform, it allows users to enter text and organize ideas into subtopics. It also allows for images and URLs to be embedded in the mind maps. Mind maps can be shared with others, while it allows room for collaboration.
    BoomWriter offers three group-writing tools that let teachers conduct engaging activities focused on developing and enhancing their students’ skills in writing and vocabulary across all curriculum areas.   

Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. Students can make images, infographics, posters, and more! Instead of an eBook, why not an eBrochure?

     GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  

Create brochures, newspapers, booklets, and flyers right in their interactive website.


Quickly and easily create comics with this online tool. This comic creation tool should primarily be used to create comics that will be printed out for submission as the option to publish and share online is not included in this platform.

     Books that are out of copyright and available in the public domain are also available in their entirety on Google Books.  

Within Project Gutenberg, you can search by keyword, author or category. Books can be downloaded to read on a handheld device, tablet or can be read directly from the site.


LibriVox offers audio files for download of books that are available in the public domain. Simply search for a book by title or author and download the audio file.

    It is a versatile tool compatible with any web or mobile device. Teachers can create quizzes, surveys, short answer questions, or facilitate a review game, while collecting student responses in real time.   
    It is a fun, active, and free way to gather student responses by gamifying the process. If you are a teacher wishing to create a game, follow this link. Students, however, use the simply to remember kahoot.it to join a game.   
    Google Form is one the tools available from Google Docs collection. They can be a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way.