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Teaching Writing http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/teachwriting/
Scrambled Stories http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=ScrambledStory
Interactive Six Trait Writing Process http://senior.billings.k12.mt.us/6traits/
Writer's Workshop http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/writers/index.html
Student Online Resources for Writing
Acrostic Poem Maker
lesson plans for Acrostic Poem Maker http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=45
Animal Inquiry Graphic Organizer Maker
lesson plans for Animal Inquiry http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=20
Alphabet Organizer has numerous applications for classroom instruction. Students can use the tool to print an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
lesson plans for Alphabet Organizer http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=35
Bio-Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read. It can also be used as a prewriting activity for student autobiographies.
lesson plans for Bio-Cube http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=57
Book Cover Creator
The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.
lesson plans for Book Cover Creator http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=58
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
lesson plans for Comic Creator http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=21
Fractured Fairy Tales http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/fairytales/
Fractured fairy tales are traditional fairy tales with a twist – for example, telling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk from the giant’s perspective. The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
lesson plans for Fractured Fairy Tales http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=62
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters containing all the essential elements needed for both styles of correspondence.
Lesson plans for Letter Generator http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5
Letter Poem Creator http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/letter_poem/
The Letter Poem Creator provides an online model for the thought process involved in creating poems based upon a letter; then, students are invited to experiment with letter poems independently.
Lesson plans for Letter Poem Creator http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=19
Line Break Explorer http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/lb_explorer/
The interactive explores the ways that poets choose line breaks in their writing. After viewing the demonstration, students are invited to experiment with line breaks themselves.
Lesson plans for Line Break Explorer http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=18
Literary Elements Map
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
Lesson plans for Literary Elements Map http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=11
Multigenre Mapper http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/multigenre-mapper/
Teaching multigenre is a natural way to incorporate reading, writing, and research into the content areas and other disciplines. This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works—one drawing and three written texts—and allows writers to name the genres for each section, making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
Lesson plans for Multigenre Mapper http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=47
The Mystery Cube is a useful tool that helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading activity for mysteries students have read or as a prewriting activity for students writing their own mysteries.
Lesson Plans for Mystery Cube
Persuasion Map http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Lesson Plans for Persuasion Map http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=34
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
Lesson Plans for Plot Diagram http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=40
The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.
Lesson Plans for Postcard Creator http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=61
ReadWriteThink Notetaker http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=722&title=
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information, choosing bullets, Roman numerals, or letters.
Lesson plans for ReadWriteThink Notetaker http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=55
ReadWriteThink Printing Press http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110&title=
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, flyers, and booklets. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events.
Lesson plans for ReadWriteThink Printing Press http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=36
ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=127&title=
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing. The tool provides a quick way for students to trace out options and rearrange connections in prewriting and post-reading activities.
Lesson Plans for ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool
The Riddle Interactive outlines the characteristics of riddle poems and provides direct instruction on the prewriting and drafting process for writing original riddle poems.
Lesson plans for Riddle Interactive http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=24
In this online tool, elementary students can write poems about shapes in four different themes: Nature, School, Sports, and Celebrations. Elements of the writing process are also included.
Designed for teachers and students alike, the Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other). Entries on the timeline automatically become links that allow students to easily navigate from one point on the timeline to another.
Venn Diagram, 2 Circles
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain two overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Students may edit and print their finished diagrams.
Venn Diagram, 3 Circles
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically. Students may edit and print their finished diagrams.
Word Mover for Holes
This interactive invites students to create a found poem by grabbing tiles of words from the novel Holes.
Word Mover for “I Have a Dream”
This interactive invites students to create a found poem by grabbing tiles of words from Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Assessment of Writing for Grades 5, 7, & 10
Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Memaw's Creative Writing Corner http://web.tampabay.rr.com/memawscorne/Memaw's%20Creative%20Writing%20Corner.htm
Journal Writing Resources http://www.42explore.com/journl.htm
Instant Journals http://wondertime.go.com/create-and-play/article/instant-journals.html