Links and Resources
  • GO2WEB20.netA source for hundreds of free, online tools and applications.

  • National Writing Project Stay current and connected with the latest news, reseach, and pedagogy.
  • NWP Digital Is A collection of ideas, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world.
  • Write Source Write Source is a group of teachers and writers who develop materials for students and instructors from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Click on the topics and model tabs for ideas and exemplars.
  • iwrite Everything educators, students, and parents need to make the writing process work in the classroom and at home
  • ReadWriteThink High-quality, free language arts materials for educators, afterschool professionals, and parents.
  • Into the Book An incredible, interactive site for teaching eight reading strategies: using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating, and synthesizing. K-4 specific, but teachers of all ages should check it out.
  • Reading Rockets A wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help children learn how to read and read better.
  • AdLit.org A national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
  • HowStuffWorks A cool site that can be used to generate ideas and to teach the expository genre.
  • National Archives Experience Endless ideas for writing topics in an incredibly cool interactive format.
  • Writing Center HandoutsUNC's Writing Center handouts can be used for mini-lessons as needed.
  • 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing Not your everyday ideas submitted to NWP by writing project teachers.
  • Outta Ray's Head Writing Numerous lesson and unit plans as well as topics and ideas.
  • Multnomah County Library A starting point for writing about relevant social issues.
  • Online Writing LabPurdue University's writing resource site. Everything from style guides to research and professional writing.
  • Greece, NY ELA Home Page A writing site that focuses writing on themes and essential questions. Incredible resources for critical thinking.
  • Jefferson County SchoolsJefferson County Schools provides high and middle school ELA links from composition to spelling to interactive games. JC-Schools is a great resource for pre-made PowerPoints as well. Check out the district's whole site.
  • Difference BetweenFacilitates your understanding of a topic and enables you to differentiate between two similar subjects.
  • Guys Read A web-based literacy program for boys.
  • Dream Keepers Teen writing instruction and inspiration.
  • Rubistar A free online rubric maker.
  • Poll EverywhereGet instant audience feedback.
  • NoRedInk A fun way to practice and master grammar & writing skills.
  • TED-Ed Lessons worth sharing.
  • ReadabilityRead comfortably - anytime, anywhere.
  • Prezi The zooming presentation editor.
  • Three Ring An app for teachers to create digital portfolios of student work.
  • QR Code Generator
  • Evernote Remember everything!
  • Class Dojo Behavior management software.
  • Jeopardy Labs Create online Jeopardy boards.

Vocabulary
  • Free Rice A vocabulary site that donates food to end hunger for each correct answer.
  • Vocab Test.com A great SAT vocabulary site that teaches words at a variety of grade levels.

External Links for Prewriting
  • ThinkportGraphic organizers in HTML, Word, and PDF format.
  • WorksheetWorks Graphic organizers and worksheets for all content areas.
  • Freeology Graphic organizers, forms, awards, and certificates.
  • Writing Frames Another way of organizing ideas and thoughts that can be modified for a variety of learning situations.
  • Graphic OrganizersHoughton Mifflin Harcourt's collection of graphic organizers.
  • ReadWriteThink Interactives Engaging online prewriting tools for almost every type of writing. Try out the Persuasion Map! The only drawback is that work must be printed immediately and cannot be saved.
  • Bubble.usEasy to use, online brainstorming tool.

External Links for Online Writing

  • Penzu A free online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy.
  • Zoho A free online word processor with functionality very similar to Word.
  • StoryJumperA site that gives parents, kids, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating kids stories.
  • Storybird A service that uses collaborative, round-robin storytelling to connect kids and families.
  • Postcrossing A project that allows anyone to receive real post cards from random places in the world.

External Links for Final Touches

  • Word CentralMerriam-Webster's online dictionary for students.
  • BibMeThe fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page.
  • Lulu Publish your work yourself.
  • Tagxedo Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
  • Wordle A toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
  • Youth VoicesA meeting place where students share, distribute, and discuss their digital work online.
  • Teen Ink Magazine, website, and books written by teens. A great place to submit work.
  • Write Source The Write Source is always interested in receiving student writings for possible publication in one of their handbooks or on their Web site.
  • Mixbook Create beautiful photo books online.