There is a wealth of online resources for teaching English grammar and writing. Many of these sites have interactive quizzes and multimedia presentations that utilize technology in exciting and dynamic ways. Please note that every phrase with a blue underline is a hyperlink. Click on it and you will be able access the website described.
Red River College offers a number of interactive grammar lessons. These lessons include PowerPoint Presentations on topics like Sentence Problems and Parallel Structure as well as Word documents and online quizzes. For example, here is a PowerPoint on Parallel Structure, a Word Document on Pronoun Reference and an interactive Sentence Structure Quiz.
This site contains short articles on issues related to English writing and grammar on the Word and Sentence level, Paragraph level, Essay and Research Paper level, as well as Quizzes and PowerPoint presentations.
Here is an article on Articles Determiners and Quantifiers. Notice that this piece also comes with 2 online quizzes. Here is a PowerPoint Presentation on Our Friend, the Semicolon, and over 170 interactive quizzes.
This site contains illuminating and entertaining podcasts on grammatical topics like "Ending a Sentence With a Preposition" or "Formatting Hyperlinks". Besides the hip audio, each episode also includes a transcript for reading and reference.
This site contains Terms with definitions and examples, Interactive Exercises, and Handouts on topics like Comma Splices and Word Choice, Tips and Rules for fixing common grammatical mistakes. The tone of the site is a bit flippant but it appears to be challenging. It seeks to make grammar, a subject that most of our students find to be tedious and boring, fun.
Online Grammar Handbooks
Many classic grammar books are available for free in their entirety online. The best place to look for these and other public domain classics is http://bartleby.com/. For example, here is The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and The American Heritage Book of English Usage. The Internet Grammar of English out of University College London is an online grammar course complete with dozens of exercises. Here is an interesting Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch, a Professor at Rutgers University. 11 Rules of Writing is a concise guide to commonly broken writing rules with examples of correct and incorrect usage. Common Errors in English by Paul Brians is a listing of hundreds of common English errors with hyperlinked explanations. Modern English Grammar by Daniel Kies of College of Dupage is a Hypertext Book.
How I found these sites.
I used http://www.eduhound.com/, an excellent resource for K-12 Education.
They list recommended sites by category and subject. Here is their listing for Language Arts and Grammar: http://www.eduhound.com/showlinks.cfm?subj=Language%20Arts&skey=Grammar.
When I found a worthwhile site, I checked the recommended links which often pointed me to many more sites. Here is one example: http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/writing/writing.htm
I used Google sparingly since it brought up many sites of little educational value.