Read Write Think
This site offers a lot of information for ELA teachers. There are lesson plans, Web resources, and online interactive student materials. This site is sponsored by IRA and NCTE.
Spellingbee lets students challenge each other to a spelling bee. The students gain points by spelling words correctly an by the words they choose for their opponents to spell. You need to register for this site but there are no chat email components for students to use.
This is an early childhood education site that can be worked on in English, Spanish, German or French. Covers skills in letters, phonemes, writing, words, colors, shapes, and numbers.
A game similar to hangman. Word lists include days of the week, months of the year, colors, numbers, and Dolch action words.
The site has word scrambles, trivia games, and book reviews for hundreds of books. The site is searchable for specific titles or authors.
http://www.kidsreads.com Hans Cristian Anderson Fairy Tales
This site is about Hans Christian Anderson and some of his fairly tales. The fairly tales are told in several different languages and can be read or text only. There are also some animations that go with stories.
This site has free test prep in math and reading comprehension grades 3-8. The students have to read a passage and them answer a multiple choice question. At the end of the "test" the students review how they did on the "test". This can be printed out for each student. The students can also enter a study mode after the test where after they read they answer a multiple choice question and the software will let them know if they are right or wrong. The software also explains why the response is wrong to help the child figure out what they need to do next.