Language Arts Sites for Students

writing | poetry | technology | vocabulary
collective nouns | spelling | revising | editing


        Writing Lessons for all ages and abilities

6 Trait Writing -


        Writing With Writers - biography, fairy tale, folk tale, journal, mystery, myth,
                    news, poetry, book review


        Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin -
More Graphic Organizers -

          How to Write a Good Biography -

          Writing Tips from Betsy Byars -

          Author Online -

          Learn to Write Your Own Stories from Jean Craighead George -

          The Structure of Paragraphs -

          How to Write an Essay -


Different types of poetry for kids to write

          Giggle Poetry -

          Classical Poetry -
          Interactive Poems -

               Poetry links from Louisiana -

          Poetry or How To Teach Poetry and have fun

     Citing Electronic Resources:

Black Dog's Word Games

Richard Lederer's Verbivore web site with:
                   "cat" words -

Word Games -
        A Game-A- Day -

Collective Nouns -
                       Paul Vigay's Collection -

Use Roget's Thesaurus to add some interesting words -
   Visual Thesaurus (costs money but interesting to view) has word-of-the-day and word games
   Online thesaurus -

Wacky Web Tales

Word Games to Improve Vocabulary

Word A Day sites:
       A.Word.A.Day -
       Daily Buzzword from Word Central - -
       Merriam-Webster Word Game of the Day -

Spelling - click here for a list of sites for kids, parents, and teachers

Revising Tips:

            Guide to Grammar and Writing

                Tips for Young Writers - about revision and more

                Writing With Writers

Editing:   The Elements of Style (online) by William Strunk, Jr.

How to Write Good

Avoid commas, that are not necessary.
Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
Kill all exclamation points!!!!!!
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Don't verb nouns.
Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
No sentence fragments.
It behooves us to avoid archaisms.
Last but not least, avoid clichés like the plague.

--William Safire
in "Fumblerules" (Doubleday)

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