Homework Resources for Middle/High School Students

The Internet offers highly resourceful homework tools for students of all ages. For junior-high school students recently introduced to Shakespeare’s famous sonnets or the basics of algebra and geometry, they have a wide range of reliable and free online homework tools available to them. The following is a list of links to various resources for the language arts, literature, Spanish, history, mathematics and general sciences.

Language Arts

  • ALA Children & Young Adult Books: Junior-high students can find award-winning books for a school report or recommended reading lists on the American Library Association’s website.
  • Merriam Webster’s Word Central: A helpful online dictionary and thesaurus for students.
  • Reading/Language Arts Center: Created by Houghton Mifflin, the “Reading Scene” shows featured books, related information and activities and comments from other children.
  • School Family: School Family’s website provides a language arts section for middle school students, including reading skill exercises and grammar quizzes.
  • Writing Den: This website includes writing tips about sentences, paragraphs and essays.
  • www.english-for-students.com: This site provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics.


  • Reading and Literacy: A site containing book reviews, reading programs for children and teens, online reading tools, a book chat forum and reference links.
  • Bartleby: Bartleby is an electronic text archive of classic books and includes fiction, nonfiction, verse and references.
  • Bibliomania: Bibliomania offers world literature information and includes electronic books, stories, plays, articles and poems.
  • Cummings Study Guide: Cummings Study Guide provides an extensive list of literary terms and overviews of plays by Shakespeare and short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, as well as other famous short stories.
  • Shakespeare, Free Shakespeare ResourcesAmerican History
  • FactMonster: FactMonster offers overviews of U.S. history, including biographies of U.S. presidents and links to relevant documents.
  • HippoCampus.org: Hippocampus.org provides study guides in American Government and U.S. history.
  • History Homework Help: History Homework Help provides backgrounds on a variety of historical topics and includes interactive activities, timelines and quizzes.
  • InfoPlease: Infoplease offers overviews pertaining to U.S. history and descriptions of events, timelines and natural disasters.
  • KOL Homework Help, American History: KOL includes American history materials, such as relevant biographies, timelines, videos and images.




Introductory Algebra/Math

  • Algebra Tutorials Interactive Animation Games: Using interactive animation, this website includes algebra tutorials, quizzes and games.
  • Math Concentration: Math Concentration provides free math help for middle school students on a virtual whiteboard and forum.
  • The Math Dude: The Math Dude provides links to free, live homework help, as well as a video series that helps middle school students improve their Algebra skills.
  • Math Tutor on the Go: Math Tutor on the Go offers math tutoring for middle and high school students.


Earth Science/Geology

  • Basic Science for Kids: Basic Science for Kids contains science projects and experiments for kids, along with detailed answers to science questions and unit conversions.
  • NASA Education: For Students: NASA’s website for kids covers stories, pictures, careers, programs, research tools and homework help for elementary and junior-high students.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide: The Internet Public Library provides resources to help middle school students create science fair projects.
  • Verus Mundus: Verus Mundus is an educational initiative that supports young students in their understanding of the natural sciences.



  • About.com, Spanish Wordlist: About.com’s basic and essential “Spanish word list.”
  • GoogleTranslate: One of the best free, online translation tools. Offered by Google.
  • Spanish Dictionary: A translation tool (English to Spanish).
  • Spanish Language & Culture: This website includes grammatical resources and explanations in how different tenses are used.
  • Tutor and Mentor: Tutor and Mentor provides online math tutoring and homework help to middle school and high school students.
  • Veinte Mundos: An extensive and free online resource that includes audio tools, as well as Spanish grammar and vocabulary lessons.


Physical Science & Geology

  • Exploratorium: Provided by the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, this website includes dozens of online science exhibits and experiments that students can also complete at home.
  • How Things Work: This website explains the mechanics of various topics, including inertia, force exertion and gravity.
  • Volcanoes of the World: Volcanoes of the World offers facts about and maps of major volcanoes. Provided by the USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Web Elements: This website includes descriptions of elemental physical properties and their electronic configurations.

Take the next step toward your future with online learning.

Discover schools with the programs and courses you’re interested in, and start learning today.