Writing Resources

http://mgfx.com/kidlit/kids/artlit/stories/index.htm Submit your short story and view other people's short stories.active

http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/games/sentence_structure/form_a_sentence/ Put the words into a complete sentemce.active

http://funliteracylearning.homestead.com/KidsNews.html Fun Literacy Learning - this is a new site that will post student writing. They have a section for Kid News that is new. Check it out. active

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/sentences/index.shtml Put the words into the correct order. active

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/conjunctions/index.shtml select the correct conjunction for the sentenceactive

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/multigenre-mapper/ Multigenre Mapper - This wonderful tool can be used in many grade levels. It helps you develop your topic and supporting sentences going back to your main idea. It can be used very simply or much more complicatedactive

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/stapleless-book-30010.html The Stapleless Book Tool - This is a Must Use Tool!! When you are done, you will have a 6 page booklet. Teachers can create wonderful booklets for their students and make copies of them, or let students make their own books. You have many choices for what you want your pages to look like.active

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap This online tool: Story Map Graphic Organizer helps students write about a story they have read or create a story. You can choose from Character Map, Conflict Map, Resolution Map, and Setting Map.active

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/comic-creator-30021.htmlComic Creator Tool: Students create their own comics with a selection of pictures and props. They write in what they want to say.active

http://www.tvokids.com/games/supercomiccreator comic book creator Tool: Students create their own comics witha selection of pictures and props. They write in what they want the characters to say.active

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/letter-generator-30005.htmlLetter Generator Tool: Students can create formal or informal letters using a tutorial template as they go alongactive

http://redesign.wildlifeart.org/Learn/Games/ArtTales/ Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art. Explore art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in ways you never could before! Tell a story, illustrate it with wildlife, put it to music, and publish it on the Web! (Third grade and up) active

http://www.kidpub.org/kidpub/ KidPub - publish student work active

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htmNeat machine that helps you decide what to write. It also gives you a format choice. Then you can illustrate your future story and then write it. active

http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/writers/workshop.html Writer's Workshop: Find a good selection of writing aids at this online writing workshop for students. If stuck for ideas, they can click on story prompts or Story Builder. Also available here is a printable story planner to help organize prewriting notes.active

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html Writing Prompts/Journal Topics

http://www.garbl.com Garbl's Writing Resources Online - annotated directory of sites focused on any aspect of writing

http://www.teachersdesk.org/writing_plans.html Paragraph a Week Yearly Writing Program: students will work on different types of paragraphs throughout the school year, with revision tips and ideas complete for each weekly segment. Geared to 5th and 6th grades

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/plot-diagram-30040.htmlPlot Diagram tool: Organizational tool focusing on a pryamidor triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story - representing the beginning, middle and end of a story.active

http://literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/What-do-I-need-to-know-and-do/Strategies-effective-pedagogy/Writing-texts/Approaches-to-teaching-writing ideas how to teach writing

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/fact-fragment-frenzy-30013.htmlFact Frenzy Tool: Here students practice pulling important (ideas) words out of a paragraphactive

http://www.youthfirst.org/winners/lifes.htm Life's Instructions: Imitating Benjamin Franklin's, "Poor Richard's Almanack", students collect and collate family sayings into a class book. Another version of this lesson plan would be to have your students collectively create sub-categories for the Life's Instructions, and then write their own modern proverbs and/or directions; the results could turn out to be very amusing--and collectible :)

http://www.storysomething.com/?gclid=CJ6ltvLvtKECFQpciAodV30S_A Get personalized stories for your child online it'sfree active

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/readwritethink-printing-press-30036.htmlPrinting Press Tool - Students can create newspapers, brochures, flyers, and booklets - the accompaning tutorials show them just how to do it.active

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/postcard-creator-30061.html Postcard Creator: Gives promps as students create their cards. Great to use with a unit in Social Studie, or Language Artsactive

http://www.kids-space.org/ International Kids Space, students can share their artwork, writings, music, make friends, and find fun places to visit and explore. active

http://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm A biography Maker: Incorporate this lesson on biography writing in your social studies curriculum... students can use the Biography Maker independently, following each stage to create a successful biography. active

http://www.innovativeclassroom.com/Lesson_Plans/lessonplans.asp?id=32 Perspectives in Writing: Using a painting or picture containing more than one character, students will write viewpoints from the persepective of each of those characters--understanding how writing can be influenced and changed by point of view.

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