Language Arts Sites for Students
    

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

Writing:

        Writing Lessons for all ages and abilities
                http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/writing.htm

         
6 Trait Writing -
http://educationnorthwest.org/traits
                                    http://apps.educationnorthwest.org/traits/lessonplans.php

             More: http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/curriculum/writing/elem_writing/Bib/6traitschart.htm
                    http://www.literatelearner.com/6traits/page_template6t.php?f=main
                    http://msjacoby.com/6traits.html
                    http://so024.k12.sd.us/6%20+%201%20Traits.htm
                    http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/sixtrait/menu.htm
                    http://www.webenglishteacher.com/6traits.html
                    http://www.cyberspaces.net/6traits/
                    http://pinterest.com/yingling/writing-6-traits/

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

                    http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/index.htm

        Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin -
                    http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html
         
More Graphic Organizers -
http://www.kathimitchell.com/graphorg.htm

          How to Write a Good Biography -  http://bellinghamschools.org/sites/default/files/BIO/QUEST.HTM
                    http://bellinghamschools.org/department-owner/curriculum/biography-maker

          Writing Tips from Betsy Byars -
http://www.betsybyars.com/writing.html

          Author Online - http://www.aaronshep.com/

          Learn to Write Your Own Stories from Jean Craighead George -
               http://www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com/writing.html

          The Structure of Paragraphs - http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/paragrap/index.htm

          How to Write an Essay - http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/essay/index.htm

Poetry:

    
Different types of poetry for kids to write
       http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html

          Giggle Poetry - http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

          Classical Poetry - http://www.storyit.com/Classics/JustPoems/index.htm
 
          Interactive Poems - http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=16&type=28


               Poetry links from Louisiana - http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/2nd/more/poetry.htm

          Poetry Teachers.com or How To Teach Poetry and have fun
     
        http://www.poetryteachers.com/

Technology:
     Citing Electronic Resources:
      
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic24a.htm
       http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/netciteFARQ.html

      
http://www.cyberbee.com/citing_sites.htm
      
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/584/1/
     
Vocabulary:

Black Dog's Word Games  http://blackdog4kids.com/games/word/index.html

Richard Lederer's Verbivore web site with: http://verbivore.com/wordpress/
                   http://verbivore.com/wordpress/language-sites-on-the-net/                 
                   "cat" words - http://www.verbivore.com/arccats.htm#cat3

 http://www.verbivore.com/archive.htm

Word Games - http://www.funbrain.com/words.html
        A Game-A- Day -
http://www.agameaday.com/

 
Collective Nouns - http://rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml
                       http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Childrens/FactSheets/AnimalGroupNames.asp
                       http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/what-do-you-call-a-group-of
                       http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/collnoun.htm
                       Paul Vigay's Collection -
http://www.vigay.com/nouns/

Use Roget's Thesaurus to add some interesting words -
   
http://www.thesaurus.com/Roget-Alpha-Index.html
   Visual Thesaurus (costs money but interesting to view)
      http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

    Thesaurus.com has word-of-the-day and word games
      http://thesaurus.com/
   Online thesaurus - http://thesaurus.babylon.com/

Wacky Web Tales
           
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Word Games to Improve Vocabulary http://syndicate.com/index.html

Word A Day sites:
       A.Word.A.Day -
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/
       http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
       http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/word-of-the-day/
       http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/
       Daily Buzzword from Word Central - http://www.wordcentral.com/buzzword/buzzword.php
       Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/
       Merriam-Webster Word Game of the Day -
http://www.m-w.com/game/

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

Revising Tips:

            Guide to Grammar and Writing
                   http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

                Tips for Young Writers - about revision and more
                   http://www.ralphfletcher.com/tips.html

                Writing With Writers
               
   http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/tguide/

Editing:   The Elements of Style (online) by William Strunk, Jr.
                      http://www.bartleby.com/141/

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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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