Writing Websites for Educators
Resources for Teaching Writing compiled at the Univerisity of Toronto
includes links to many websites and online writing discussion lists.
- International Writing
Center Association maintained by Bruce Pegg, Assistant Director
of the Syracuse University Writing Program includes a comprehensive
listing of websites with information about writing centers and the programs
A Systematic Approach to Phonics, Journals and Writing Workshop
Authors Eileen Feldgus and Isabel Cardonick use this website as a companion
to their book to provide several instructional ideas and writing samples
from young children. It even includes a web
discussion board and chat transcripts. You can also an interview
with these authors from Teachers.net.
Index of Writing resources organized into
categories like publishing, writing activities, writing ideas, the writing
process and writing skills.
- Poetry Teachers.com
Writing Instructor Journal
- The Children's
Writing SuperSite includes a huge library
of information for those interested in writing for children, access
to writing tools, and a message board for children's writers.
- Teachers and Writer's
Collaborative brings writers and educators
together in collaborations that explore the connections between writing
and reading literature and that generate new ideas and materials.
Writing that Works: National Writing Project
summarizes literature based writing instruction, provides sample units,
writing workshop ideas, and a wonderful list of online resources for
Resources for Teachers of Writing links to
many sites for teachers of highschool writers compiled by Andy Jones
at the University of California at Davis.
in an Elementary Classroom online research report on a fourth grade
classroom using a whole language approach to teach personal, narrative
Resources for Teachers from Ohio University
includes links about pedagogy, research and teaching materials.
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Instructional Resources for Writing
of the Writing Process includes a page of specific graphic
Superhighway Writing Activity Center is devoted
to guiding learners through the stages of process writing.
- The Educator's
Reference Desk for writing and composition lessons
Writing Traits Lesson Plan from NWREL
Writing Posters from The
- Guide to
Grammar and Writing has information on all types of grammar-related
topics. Quizzes, information on Grammarlogs and composition are all
included in this site.
to Screenwriting from the Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection.
Corner for Teacher Talk contains ideas, activities,
and lessons for general writing, the writing process, and Six Trait
BookClub Writers on Writing
of Instructional Strategies for teaching writing
and providing opportunities for writing independently
Creative Writing and Storytelling Ideas is
designed for teachers of English as a Second Language but there's certainly
something here for everyone.
Bookmarks for Marilyn McClure
and Writing to Learn Science Activities for
the Elementary School Classroom
Hub for Writing Teachers from The Writing Instructor Journal.
Writing adapted from Teaching Tips for TA's published by the University
of California, Los Angeles, outlines effective instructional strategies.
Writing to Potentially English Proficient Students Using Whole Language
Approaches by Else V. Hamayan from Illinois
Floor Publishing is a wealth of resources
for literature study and writing instruction created by Barbara and
Douglas Smith, homeschooling parents for 11 years.
Poetry in Teaching Writing outlines suggestions
from several experts for using poetry in the classroom with older students
Guide to Grammar and Writing is a comprehensive reference guide
maintained by Professor of English Charles Darling for English courses
at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Guide individualized writing guides for homeschooling students is
available for all to use for a small fee.
Reader is an award winning comprehensive Thinkquest
about writing, books, authors, illustrators and much more.
Ideas that Work from Teachnology
Mentors for Elementary School Students from
KidBibs describes using the writer's workshop model to help students
craft their writing.
Websites to Use with Students in Grades K-4
- Online Publishing
Area for Kids space to publish short stories, poems and articles
- Writing.com was among Writers Digest's 101 "Best Websites for Writers, 2005." It is an online community for writers of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Anyone may create a free portfolio and exchange feedback with other writers.
by Kids from TheCase.com
for Kids - Mysteries to solve, scary stories, magic tricks and
- Accepts stories, poems and art from children ages 7 to 12.
- Accepts original poetry from children.
from the Web - This site encourages children's
participation with their own stories, reviews and Web club.
- Stone Soup
Magazine publishes authors up to age 14. Students can view online
stories, poems, and artwork from this site.
Block from Fun Brain.com lets kids read
what other kids think about many topics and may inspire your students
to write their own thoughts down on paper.
Websites to Use with Students in Grades 5-12
Essay from Actden is an interactive essay-building tool that presents
six questions that focus on various writing skills.
is an online newspaper for kids and by kids. Kids write, edit and rate
- Real Kids, Real Adventures Young
Writers' Clubhouse is for young aspiring authors. Hosted by author
Deborah Morris, the award-winning Clubhouse provides writing tips, true
stories of young people who've had their work published, a FAQ and an
"Ask the Author" option.
- Purdue University's
Online Writing Lab: Instructional handouts, workshops and presentations
for students, starting places for online research and links to a collection
of online resources for older students.
Guide to Creative Writing for high school students and older written
by Mr. Kirby.
Writing for Teens from About.com contains many links to help young
writers in the creative writing process.
Elements of Style can be referred to for teaching English Composition
and higher-level spelling skills.
includes an incredible sourcebook
for journalism students and their teachers.
This page last updated May, 2007.