WRITING   LANGUAGE ARTS SITES
6 Trait Scoring Practice - NWREL Language Arts Sites My Students Use
Interactive Writing 6 Traits Scoring with Examples   English Zone - has lots of lessons and quizzes.  If you see the blue key, that part of the website needs a password
Topics for Student Writing International Reading Association
Writing Prompt Generator - choose prompts randomly Web English Teacher - has ideas and links for every English subject - a great resource
Writing Prompts Online - NWREL - Narrative, Expository & Persuasive McGraw-Hill Reading Web Site - this K-6 site has lesson by lesson ideas for each story and unit in the text
Narrative Writing Prompts - Manatee, FL Houghton Mifflin Reading Place Web Site
Expository Writing Prompts - Manatee, FL EDSITEment - Literature and Language Arts 
Six-Trait Writing Posters - downloadable posters inspired by Vicki Spandel Ed Helper.com - this site has lesson plans, worksheets, web quests, resources, and much more.  Check it out!
More Six Traits of Writing Posters - Ednina Teachnet.com Language Arts - lesson ideas  
Using Picture Books to Teach Narrative & Six Trait Writing - also connected to character traits EDSITEment - Art & Culture
Another Book List - helps teach writing traits through picture books from Ednina   The Teachers's Desk - has language arts lessons & activities for grades 5 & 6
The Write Source Student Writing Samples to Prompts            Writing Topics The Game Zone - has lots of language arts teaching games
Writing the Five Paragraph Essay K-12 Literature Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities
Paragraph-a-Week - a really cool site for students to practice paragraph skills with weekly prompts & editing checklists Read, Write, Think - has lessons, web activities and standards
Writing Resources from Mrs. Caro's Class   Wacky World of Words - has all kinds of word activities
Letter Writing   Common Errors in English - wow!  a huge listing of words 
Writing Ideas - from The Teacher's Desk.org   Guide to Grammar & Writing
Types of Leads   Language Arts Crossword Puzzles
Student Writing Examples - from the Write Source

Writing Topics

  Parts of Speech - a list of the 1000 most commonly used words
Hamburger Paragraph Graphic Tools for Reading & Writing - New York

Introduction to Writing Presentations (Texas)

Printed Version (93 pgs)

bullet Written Composition
bullet Sample Papers
bullet Activities to Practice
bullet Appropriate Organization of Ideas
bullet Correct and Effective Sentence Construction
bullet Standard Usage and Appropriate Word Choice
bullet Proofreading for Punctuation, Capitalization, and Spelling
bullet Kara's Paper: "Changing Sports Forever"
bullet Justin's Paper: "Video-Game Camp" and Practice Questions
bullet Bianca's Paper: "Dr. Cobra's Visit" and Practice Questions
   

 

READING & LITERATURE
Lesson Plans & Activities for Novels
Literature Circles - Best Practices - an excellent resource to get you started
Linda's Links to Literature - reading activities & lesson plans galore
Journaling Ideas
Literature Response Ideas
Mrs. Santello's Literature Circles Page
Mr. Coley's Literature Circles Page
Laura Candler's Literature Circles Page
Jack & the Beanstalk Lesson Ideas
Teaching Tools for Reading - Balanced Literacy ideas, handouts, etc.
Assessment Ideas for Reading -  Mosaic Website - Balanced Literacy
Mrs. Newingham's Literacy Website - Beth is an incredible third grade teacher from Michigan with loads of ideas to share
Reading Tools for Teachers - from mosaic of Thought Listserv
Reading Quest - Strategies for Reading Comprehension
Mrs. Jasztal's Reading and Writing Site
Units with Books - literature units ready to use with many many novels!  Awesome resource
Nancy Keene's Book Talks
Mrs. Cowan's Guided Reading Page

 

ORGANIZERS
Organizers and Charts to Improve Reading Comprehension
Graphic Organizers - to print & use

 

BOOK LISTS
Teachers' Top 100 Books list - from Oregon Education Association web site - in Adobe format, ready to print
Authors and Illustrators on the Web - from University of Calgary - from University of Calgary
Book Lists
Children's Literature Web Guide - from the University of Calgary
NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

 

POETRY
Poetry Zone Teacher Resources
More Poetry Sites for Students 
Mrs. Renz's Poetry Unit

 

GRAMMAR
Daily Grammar
Guide to Grammar - lots here
The Elements of Style

 

READERS' THEATER

& STORYTELLING

The Readers Theater from the Reading Lady Web Site
Readers Theater Scripts - by Aaron Shepard
Lisa Blau's Readers' Theater Script of the Month Archive
Story Arts Theatre - Story Retelling Scripts
Story Arts Theatre - Aesop's Fables Scripts
Many, Many Scripts Here - from Teaching With Heart

 

HANDWRITING
Handwriting Worksheet Maker - neat!
Cursive Handwriting Animations
Cursive Animations for Kids
Cursive Handwriting Worksheets
D'Nealian Cursive - by abcteach.com

 

CITING SOURCES
Citation Styles Index 

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Book Plates to Print
Stapleless Book Template - add your own text & print a book

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