™      Resources for the Ohio Graduation Test 

This page contains links to lessons and resources in English Language Arts and Mathematics for

high school students and teachers organized by curriculum standard. 

Science Links      

History Links                 

What do I need to graduate?

Test Schedule - Old OGT Tests

How can I buy an OGT Calculator?             

OGT Worksheets and E-Books.


E-Books; Worksheets

OGT Bookstore

Staff Development




Web Help by Standard:

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12





 100 (or so) words a high school student should know    Literary Terms Crosswords

(our puzzles print out for worksheets too!)

Math Words Crosswords


Reading Selections with Multiple Choice


Overview of OGT Tests

Tests for Practice

The Academic Standards

9th Grade Tests


Student Self Assessment checklist for writing assignments.


Language Arts Internet Resources

Math Resources

Where can I buy OGT calculators? 


Communication, Oral and Visual

Acquisition of Vocabulary

Reading Process

Reading Applications


Reading Applications

Literary Text



Ohio English Language Arts Academic Standards


Internet Resources – Communication, Oral and Visual  

Listening and Speaking Skills.

Assessing listening and speaking skills - Teacher tools

Public Speaking and Debate Teacher tools

Socratic Seminars, a new way to assess student participation in class- Teacher tools

The difference between dialogue and debate - Students

Speech and Debate Resources- Students

Ideas for enhancing oral reports for students - Teacher tools

Lesson Plans for English Teachers - Teacher tools

Scoring Rubrics for Writing Prompts - Teacher tools


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Acquisition of Vocabulary, Advanced Reading Vocabulary  

Vocabulary Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

Vocabulary Builder - Students

A Word A Day - Students

Etymology and word origins - Students

Dictionaries - Students

Thesaurus - Students

Word Games - Students

Vocabulary worksheets - Teacher tools

Vocabulary quizzes- Students
Interactive Exercises - Students
Oral Dialects  
Amerispeak - Students
Regional dialectics - Students
Organization of dialect diversity - Teacher tools
Slang - Students
Super Dialects Lists - Students
Regional dialectics Dialect Map - Teacher tools


How English has been influenced by other languages

Etymology Resources - Teacher tools

Huge list of word origins - Students

Learn root words - Students

Word wizards - Students

Idioms  Lesson Plan
Language arts games and quizzes Quizzes


Decoding and understanding words in context

Cloze Exercises - Students

Interactive Context Reading - Students

Context clues - Students

Using context clues to teach reading - Teacher tools

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Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies.   

Learning to Summarize - Students

Approaches to Writing Topic Sentences - Students

Research on Reading - Teacher tools

Reading Comprehension Lessons - Lesson plans

Language Arts Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

When kids hate to read - Teacher tools

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Finding Meaning in What You Read

Reading Comprehension Resources - Teacher tools

Graded Book Lists - Teacher tools

How to Write a Book Report - Students

Book Chats; Online Reading Chat - Students

Scholastic Kids Page - Students

Critical Reading - Teacher tools

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Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text.
Writing non-fiction - Students
Non-fiction lessons - Lesson plans
Basic Library Skills - Students
Children's Book Guide  - Students
Teaching non-fiction writing - Teacher tools
Literacy- Writing non-fiction - Teacher tools

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Reading Applications: Literary Text 

Teacher’s Search Engine - Teacher tools
Children’s Literature Genres - Teacher tools
Children’s Literature Associations - Teacher tools
American Library Association/Genres - Students
Children's Book Authors - Students
Book Lists by Genre - Teacher tools
Literature on the Internet by Genre - Students

The Gutenberg Project: Classic Works in the Public Domain - Teacher tools  

Identifying Theme in Literature  

What is theme? - Students
Themes and literature circles - Teacher tools
Teaching with literature themes - Teacher tools
Common themes in literature - Students
Teaching with Harry Potter themes. - Teacher tools
Theme - Lesson plan "Death and the Miser"
Folktale Themes - Teacher tools

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Structure and Elements of Fiction  

Literary terms - Glossary - Students
Ohio Reads - Teacher tools
Elements of fiction - Students
Elements of a successful story - Students
Children's Literature Web Guide (Canada) - Teacher tools

Read, Learn, Connect, American Library Association - Teacher tools

Fiction Links - Teacher tools

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Poetry Lesson Plans for Busy Teachers - Lesson plans

Poetic Voice - Langston Hughes - Students

Teen poetry - Students

Poetry Lesson Plans - Lesson plans

Magnetic Poetry, drag words to make your own poems - Students

Kid-Friendly Poetry Sites - Students

Edward Lear - Students

The Art of Haiku - Students

Poetry links - Teacher tools

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Mrs. Dowling’s Imagery Page - Students
Visit this page for sensory inspiration - Students
Tips on sensory writing - Students
A Teachers Reading and Writing Page - Teacher tools
Literary Analysis Terms and Definitions - Students

Creative Writing for Teens - Students


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Myths and Legends - Teacher tools
Bulfinch's Mythology - Teacher tools
Mythology Links - Teacher tools
Geography of Mythology - Students
Egyptian Mythology - Students
Encyclopedia Mythica - Students
Myths and Legends of Native Americans - Students

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Sites for Writing Benchmarks Processes, Applications, Conventions

OGT Newsletter - Teacher tools

“Neverending Tale” – Choose Your Own Adventure story  - Students

Stories from the web.   - Students
Writing Lessons - Lesson plans
Grammar and writing - the connection - Teacher tools
Writing skills through email exchange. - Teacher tools

Process writing with computers - Teacher tools

Students write their own complete stories here   Students
Swords of Writing - Students
Language Arts lesson plans - Lesson plans
Self-Evaluation Tool for Writing - Students
Writing skills lessons - Students

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Writing Conventions: Grammar and Language Structure Sites

Interactive Language and Grammar Games - Students
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Students
Interactive Language Practice - Students
Links to grammar practice - Students
Quick list for grammar practice - Students
ELA Lesson Plans - Lesson plans
Grammar Lesson Plans - Lesson plans
Word power games - Students
Language arts for kids  - Students
Kid’s projects in Language Arts   - Students
Word Central! Kid friendly dictionary site. - Students
Kid’s spot place for kid’s to publish their writing. - Students


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Math Resources: Listed by Ohio Academic Standards in Mathematics

A site we like; Computing Technology for Math Excellence:  http://www.ct4me.net is devoted to

resources for teaching and learning mathematics (K-12 and calculus)






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General Lesson Plan Links  - Teacher tools
Ask Eric Database of Lessons- Lesson plans

Middle School Math - Teacher tools

Library of Math Manipulatives - Students

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Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard

Lesson Plans - Ask Dr. Math - Lesson plans
Mathematics competitions - Students
Number Sense - Students
Education Planet, general math. - Students
Problem of the week - Students
Purple Math -Students
Math games - Students
Math resources - Teacher tools
Using calculators in the classroom - Teacher tools
Dave Potter's Math - Students

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Measurement links - Teacher tools
Measurement lesson plans - Lesson plans
Measurement games - Students
Measurement interactive - Students
Calculators - Students

Calculate areas:


Enter the radius

square feet


Enter the length of one side
Enter the height of one side

square feet


Enter the radius

square feet


Enter the length of one side

square feet


Enter the length of the base
Enter the height

square feet

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Geometry Links - Teacher tools
Geometry Center - Teacher tools
More Geometry - Students
Geometry Lessons - Lesson plans
More lessons - Lesson plans
Measurement lessons - Lesson plans
Interactive Geometry - Students
Advanced Interactive Geometry - Students
Corner for Interactive Geometry Software - Students
More Geometry Lessons - Lesson plans

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Animated Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem


    Below is an animated proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. 

Starting with a right triangle and squares on each side, the middle size square 

is cut into congruent quadrilaterals (the cuts through the center and parallel to 

the sides of the biggest square). Then the quadrilaterals are hinged and rotated 

and shifted to the big square. Finally the smallest square is translated to cover 

the remaining middle part of the biggest square. A perfect fit! Thus the sum of 

the squares on the smaller two sides equals the square on the biggest side.








Afterward, the small square is translated back and the four quadrilaterals are 

directly translated back to their original position. The process is repeated forever.

This animated gif was supplied by Professor Mark Meyerson of the United States 

Naval Academy. His website can be found here: http://www.usna.edu/MathDept/website/index.htm


Patterns, Relations and Functions

All about patterns Annenburg Project - Teacher tools

Franklin Institute, help with open response - Teacher tools

Unit and Lessons on Patterns - Lesson plans

Patterns in Math - Students

Graph paper printer  - Students

Math in the real world - Students

Dave's Math Tables - Teacher tools

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Data Analysis and Probability Standard
Statistics Lessons - Lesson plans
Baseball Statistics - Students
Easy Probability - Students
Data and Probability - Students
Interactive probability - Students
Statistics and Data Lessons - Lesson plans
Sudoku - Students

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Mathematical Process Standard
Problem Solving - Students
Problem solving model - Teacher tools
Problem solving step by step - Students
Step by step word problems - Students
Problem solving rubric - Teacher tools
Algebra problem solvers - Students



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