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ABC'S OF THE WRITING PROCESS
A.E. Lipkewich of the Edmonton Public Schools presents this collection of bulleted ideas for each stage of the writing process

ALL CHILDREN CAN WRITE
Donald Graves' article written for LD Online providing a nice overview of his writing workshop model

AMERICA SCORES
Site combining soccer and literacy to promote achievement in urban schools

ANCIENT SCRIPTS OF THE WORLD
This site began as an extension of a college student's hobby in 1996 and has been maintained ever since - beautiful stuff!

BUILDING BLOCKS TO CHILDREN'S CREATIVE WRITING
Imma Canelli offers objectives, strategies and examples to create a nurturing environment for writing in your classroom

CARTOONISTS' INDEX
The largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web --updating current cartoons from 54 newspaper editorial cartoonists PLUS lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching tool

DIGITAL COMMUNITY OF AUTHORS
Archived Surfaquarium online project based on Graves' writing workshop model

DONALD GRAVES INTERVIEW
Scholastic offers this exchange with the originator of the writing process for the classroom

ELEMENTS OF STYLE
Online version of Strunk's classic guidelines for writing mechanics

GARBL'S WRITING RESOURCES ONLINE
An "annotated directory of web sites focusing on English grammar, style, usage, plain language, words, reference sources, on-line writing experts, word play and books on writing"

INTERNET WRITING WORKSHOP
Free emailing lists where writers can submit and critique written works and get help on all aspects of writing

KIDPUB
Celebrating children's writing and serving as an online publishing center

KIDS' SPACE
Each train is an original story composed by a young author and published on this site

LITERATURE: WHAT MAKES A GOOD STORY?
Annenberg Project web site that analyzes the elements of the successful story "A Jury of Her Peers"

NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT
Online professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels to increase student achievement by improving the teaching of writing

PAGE BY PAGE - CREATING A CHILDREN'S BOOK
An inside look at how two children's books were made from start to finish

RENSSELAER WRITING CENTER
Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute's online hand-outs on the mechanics of writing - secondary level only

SONNET CENTRAL
An archive of English sonnets and relevant web resources plus a forum for poets to share and discuss original work

STORYARTS
Many resources for writing: Storytelling in the Classroom, Lesson Plans & Activities, Story Library, Storytelling Books & Tapes, Articles, Links and a Curriculum Ideas Exchange

THE WRITE SITE
Multimedia language arts site that asks students take on the role of journalists to experience the process first-hand

WRITERS.COM
High School and college appropriate; a group of published writers and experienced writing teachers building an online community and resource for writers and aspiring writers

WRITER'S WORKSHOP
TeachersFirst offers this collection of strategies and ideas for elementary writing in the classroom

WRITER'S WRITE
Genres and resources for aspiring writers - upper grades

WRITING CENTER
Kansas University's rich collection of guielines and examples for writers

WRITING WITH WRITERS
Scholastic shares these insights on writing by genre or by author

WRITING WORKSHOP: ORAL HISTORY
Another Scholastic site, this one focusing on incorporating interviews into writing and publishing

Y PRESS
Reporting on high interest current events, opinions and editorials for 10 to 18 year olds

 

 
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