Language Arts Sites for Students
    

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

Writing:

      Writing Lessons for all ages and abilities

      
6 Trait Writing -
http://educationnorthwest.org/traits/trait-definitions
                                           http://www.literatelearner.com/6traits/page_template6t.php?f=main

                               https://www.thoughtco.com/six-traits-of-writing-2081681
                        https://elementaryassessments.com/six-traits-of-writing/
                       
http://www.cyberspaces.net/6traits/
                        http://pinterest.com/yingling/writing-6-traits/


                        Suggested apps for writing
                        Awesome Apps - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19914423325814664/

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

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

      Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin - https://www.hmhco.com/blog/free-graphic-organizer-templates                   
      
More Graphic Organizers -
https://kathimitchell.com/graphorg.htm

      How to Write a Good Biography - https://www.whatihavelearnedteaching.com/scaffolded-biography-reports/
                    https://thriftyinthirdgrade.com/teaching-students-to-write-biography-reports/
                    https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-write-a-biography-1856830
                    http://www.factmonster.com/homework/wsbiography.html
                    http://www.kathleenkrull.com/10-tips-for-students-in-writing-biographies/
                    http://homeworktips.about.com/od/biography/a/gradefourbiography.htm

      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 - https://kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html

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

         Poetry links - https://www.poetry4kids.com/
     Poets.org - https://poets.org/materials-teachers

Technology:
     Citing Electronic Resources: https://www.technokids.com/blog/education-websites/cite-the-source/
       http://www.ipl.org/div/farq/netciteFARQ.html

      
http://www.cyberbee.com/citing_sites.htm
       http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr247.shtml
       https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_electronic_sources.html

Vocabulary:
             Word Games  https://www.wordgametime.com/word-games
                           https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/word-games-to-play-kids.html
                           https://bilingualkidspot.com/2018/11/03/english-word-games-for-kids/
                           https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/word-games.html
                           http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games

             Richard Lederer's Verbivore web site with: http://verbivore.com/wordpress/
                   http://verbivore.com/wordpress/language-sites-on-the-net/                 
                   "cat" words - https://whiskerstotailspetsitting.com/2017/05/purr-fect-list-cat-vocabulary-not-kitten-around/

                                         http://verbivore.com/wordpress/list-of-richards-columns/http://www.funbrain.com/words.html             

Collective Nouns - http://rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml
                   http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/animal-names/
                  
https://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/collective_nouns.htm
                   https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/551081/collective-nouns-groups-animals     
                  
http://www.collectivenouns.biz/list-of-collective-nouns/collective-nouns-people/
                   Paul Vigay's Collection -
http://www.vigay.com/nouns/


    Thesaurus.com has word-of-the-day and word games - https://www.thesaurus.com/
    Visual Thesaurus (costs money but interesting to view)
     
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

    Merriam-Webster Thesaurus - https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus
    Your Dictionary - https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com

   
Mad Libs for Kids - https://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/WritingCorner/StoryBuilder/
                         https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/funny-fill-in/article/funny-fill-in-the-mad-inventor

   
Word A Day sites:
       A.Word.A.Day -
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/
      
http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day
      
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/word-of-the-day/
       http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/
       Daily Buzzword from Word Central -
http://www.wordcentral.com/buzzword/buzzword.php

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://ralphfletcher.com/tips-young-readers/

            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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