Prompts and Organizers

Write and Print

  • Graphic Organizers
    Houghton Mifflin; put your ideas and notes in order with these printable graphic organizers

Editing

  • Evaluation Station
    resources to help students in grades 3-5 proofread written work in the different genres
  • Power Proofreading
    animated game that lets elementary students practice proofreading passages for all types of errors

Writing Examples and Lessons

  • The Write Source
    examples of different genres of writing- written by students in grades 1-12
  • Writing with Writers
    Scholastic site; famous authors lead online writing workshops by genre; link for students to publish writing
  • Writer's Showcase
    take a look at good examples of elementary student writing in different genres
  • Back Talk
    What do you think this ______ is thinking? Fill the thought balloons to go along with these funny animal pictures and print you creation.
  • Poetry Idea Engine
    this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more
  • Poetry Splatter
    choose a poem title from the list; fill in the blanks with words that are splattered onto the screen to create a silly poem
  • Story Maker
    pick a scene, answer a few questions, and we will start your own personalized story which you get to write the ending to
  • The Story Plant
    choose the characters, setting, and plot for the story; you write the ending
  • Wacky Web Tales
    just like mad libs; type in words with the correct parts of speech and print your tale

Publish Online

  • I Spy Riddle
    Each month we'll feature an I SPY picture and ask you to write the riddle.
  • Project Poster
    use this free tool to publish your writing project on the Internet; once posted you have the option to edit and revise your project
  • Writer's Window
    publish short stories, chapter books, poems, book reviews, reports and plays; for ages 5-19