Here are many links that may help you in reading and language arts. Check them out and use them whenever you need to.
Bartleby.com is the "preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
The Merriam-Webster OnLine Language Center includes a dictionary and thesaurus. You can type in your word, and the site will provide you with a definition and even audio pronunciation if you wish. This site also has an excellent thesaurus when you need to find an alternative word for your writing. Be aware, however, that the site does not filter out any words.
Your Dictionary.com is another good dictionary and thesaurus site. This one also includes links to references for hundreds of other languages.
Encyclopædia Britannica website allows you to enter a topic and get information about it instantly.
Word Roots and Prefixes web page shows many roots and prefixes, their meanings, and examples of words that contain the roots. Knowing root words and prefixes can really help build your vocabulary.
Radlinger's Realm has a huge number of Latin and Greek roots, their meanings, and word examples. Learning these roots will help you to decipher meanings of words with which you are unfamiliar.
Vocabulary Workshop site helps enhance your vocabulary through roots, prefixes, and suffixes. It also has simple vocabulary exercises that you can complete.
Citation Machine is a site that creates bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is put in the information such as title, author, etc. Then the Citation Machine generates MLA and APA citations for you.
The Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment and Instructional Guide is a great resource for writing. This guide explains in detail how the 8th Grade Georgia Writing Test is administered and scored. It is the basis for all writing rubrics I will use to grade your work in language arts.