WRITING - GENERAL

http://www.writingfun.com/writingfun2010.html great interactive website providing writing examples for all genres and levels 1-6Teacher Reference and Resource: http://www.writingfix.com/
Online writing tools: http://owt.wikispaces.com/

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/english/bgfl/dont_use_said/ a great interactive display giving alternatives for ‘said’
http://www.thewritesource.com/writing_topics/ English – writing topics
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ Allows you to input txt then it creates a vocab list and words in context
http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/DigitalStorytelling Digital storytelling ideas

http://oneword.com/ One word, sixty second, writing prompts

Tone and Mood

http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/12268.aspx Lesson plan for teaching students about the difference between tone and mood in writing

Paragraphs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/paragraphs/ factsheet, worksheet, game

http://www.mce.k12n.net/reading39/paragraph_unit/lesson1.htm

Planning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/planningyourwriting/ Factsheet, worksheet, game

Proofreading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/proofreading/ Factsheet, worksheet, quiz

WRITING GAMEShttp://www.itsamadlibsworld.com/ English – collaborative story creation. This is a random story generator whereby students must enter adjectives, nouns, adverbs etc and then generate a crazy story. Kids love this!!! *

DESCRIPTIVE



Body language descriptions for creative writing: http://www.archetypewriting.com/resources/downloads/bodylanguagecheatsheet.pdf


CREATIVE

Writing prompts: http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html

NARRATIVE

http://www.barbican.org.uk/canihaveaword/

English – creative writing
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards/ Character trading cards - helps students to develop characters


http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/files/ywp/ywp_10_ms_workbook_3rd_edition.pdf Young novelists' workbook - useful for writing extension10 Mistakes writers make:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJDNSp1QJA Narrative stimulus youtube clip – 'The Piano' - shown above - get students to write a story based on this.


GRAPHIC NOVELS & DIGITAL STORYTELLINGhttp://www.comicmaster.org.uk/ Allows you to easily create graphic novels/comic strips onlinehttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/makeBelief/index.html Create comic strips easily. *Digital story telling: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2010/09/digital-storytelling-with-comic-master/http://www.animasher.com/ A great digital storytelling toolhttp://writecomics.com/ Another comic writing tool - very easy for students to use

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHYhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ search biography/autobiography

INSTRUCTION AND EXPLANATION WRITINGhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ search 'instruction and explanation'
COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY PLANNER AND PRESENTATION
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/compcontrast/map.html



PERSUASIVE WRITING (click on link)

NEWSPAPER REPORTShttp://www.diigo.com/annotated/87fb2726cbe66a0202a9666a69776915 The Newspaper Clipping Generator - students type in their headline and news story then see it transformed into a real news clip! Awesome! (provided news article is not too lengthy as it only creates a fairly short clip)

MIXED MEDIAhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/9439.flv demonstrates visual media

POETRY:
http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/ A huge resource for poetry

Literary Terms and Poetry Glossary: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/Section/Literary-Terms-Poetry-Glossary.id-305499,articleId-30165.html

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ An excellent resource for teachers and students; great activities and games
http://prezi.com/qjsd1wf0vk93/poetry/ Introduces the different types of poetry (embedded below)
(Click on 'more' to access full screen option)


Poetry: Simpsons episode of 'The Raven' by Edgar Allen-Poe
Poetry: Another visual version of 'The Raven'


Poetry techniques:Patterns of Poetry (from SCC English - http://audioboo.fm/sccenglish)Introduction Listen!
The Title
Listen!
Alliteration
Listen!
Personification
Listen!

Symbols

Listen!

Onomatopoeia

Listen!
Cliche
Listen!
Simile
Listen!
Rhyme
Listen!
Repetition
Listen!


Plagiarism Checkers:

http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/

http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/


VISUAL TEXTS - TYPOGRAPHY[[http://design-notes.info/resources/typography-resources/improve-your-typography-on-web-design-–-tutorials-and-resources-roundup/]] notes on different typography
Typography tutorials: http://dpxmag.com/40-beautiful-typography-tutorials.html
http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm An easy word cloud that permits you to savehttp://www.wondersay.com/ Animate texts
http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html A more sophisticated word cloud tool, you can manipulate many more elements and even copy the embed code

A clever example of typography:
Just for fun: http://sverigesradio.se/cgi-bin/Src/sing/sing.asp type in words and this program sings them to you!