What can I do to help my child in Reading and Writing?

The internet is so full of 'stuff' that it's hard to find something that really helps.

For my pages, you can just about type mr-skipper.com/whatever for anything you need (such as mr-skipper.com/research; mr-skipper.com/writing; mr-skipper.com/night; etc.)

But here are some other sites that you can use at home:

For Reading

ReadTheory is great for use at home.

Create a parent account and a student account.


Smithsonian's Tween Tribune

News ELA

Reading Rockets

The Reading Mama

Homophone Games

More Games

(Look for the appropriate grade level.)


For Writing


This page is a great source of interactive tools that help students accomplish various goals, from organizing their thoughts to learning about different aspects of the English language.


There is a lot here to explore.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Essay Punch

Try this one and let me know what you think.

Thesis Builder <-- This is cool.

The Hemingway App

If you've already typed an essay/ paragraph,

paste it here form some immediate feedback.

Readability Tool

Similar to the Hemingway app