Mr. Nale's
Virtual Classroom


  • ARTFL Project: Roget’s Thesaurus Search Form
    Find synonyms (words that mean the same thing), antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning), and similar words and phrases.
    This searchable collection of reference books, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction allows young researchers to find just what they need.
  • A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms
    Learn sign language online!
  • Book Hive
    The Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Public Library created this children's book review site. Search for reviews by author, title, genre, reading level, or number of pages.
    If you need help creating a bibliography, this is the site for you. The online templates offer a wide range of bibliographic forms that are quick and easy to use.
  • An Elementary Grammar.
    The English Institute’s detailed description of grammar.
  • Fact
    Find information about a variety of subjects ranging from weather facts to homework help to quizzes and games.
  • Internet Citations
    Designed for use by school kids, this is very helpful site for adults as well.
  • KidsConnect Favorite Web Sites
    Point-and-click your way to the Web sites our KidsConnect school library media specialists have found most helpful for K–12 students!
  • Kids Zone
    A collection of Web sites and activities that range from teaching the ABC’s to researching homework topics. Also includes resources for parents and teachers. Requires plugins.
  • Little Clickers
    Easily navigated site by the editors of Children's Software Review that enables users to locate links on various subjects. Search engines are also built in to the site.
  • Merriam-Webster Online
    Aside from the wonderful access to the dictionary, this site offers words games and a word for the day.
  • Online ASL Dictionary
    Watch the sign language gestures and learn!
  • OWL Online Writing Lab
    Learn more about grammar and punctuation.
  • The Quotations Page
    Search for a quote or read the quote of the day! Great links to other quotation sites.
  • Reference Desk
    A wonderful starting place for Internet users, this site attempts to organize a multitude of sites into a useable index.
  • Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
    You can use it to write bad poetry or even good poetry. Using the three query functions described in this site, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.
  • A Spelling Test
    Test yourself and learn some techniques to improve your spelling.
  • The Super Sitter
    Being a babysitter is a lot of fun, and it’s a nice way to make some money. It’s also a great way to learn about responsibility. The Super Sitter is a guide that can come in handy not only for babysitters but parents as well. And be sure to check out the Baby Safety Checklist, which has valuable pointers on how to keep children safe.
  • A Web of Online Dictionaries
    Provides an easy-to-use search engine for words and the results are quite detailed. Also offers 400 different language dictionaries.
  • Writing a Basic Essay
    An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is the same no matter what. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. Steps to guide you in writing an essay.