Navigate this page using
the links to the right:
  • Online Interactive Tools/Generators
    • Persuasion Map - an interactive graphic organizer that helps students map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
    • Essay Generator - judge for yourself...is this a helpful tool? It certainly is interesting!
    • What are they selling? - study the persuasive art of advertising using this interactive resource
    • Persuasive Speech Generator - refresh screen for different topic that could be used to develop an essay (or persuasive speech)
  • Online Worksheets
  • Online Lessons/Information
  • Online Interactive Tools/Generators
    • Book Report Now! - a colorful, interactive
      crash course for students
    • Book Report Generator - students can fill out this simple form online and print it (can not be saved; must be completed in one sitting)
    • Book Report Sandwich Station - a colorful online generator that will appeal to students all ages (best suited to younger students)
  • Online Worksheets
    • abcteach - numerous book report worksheets that are appropriate for younger students
  • Online Lessons/Information
    • Book Report Alternatives - neat ideas that
      could serve as an alternate to a book reports
    • Book Report Wizard - How to write a book report: plot, setting, genre, characters, themes and more. The Book Report Wizard tells all!
    • Spaghetti Book Club - kids can post reports online and read reports written by students across the nation
  • Online Interactive Tools/Generators
    • Story Map - designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
    • Literary Elements Map - Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as they prewrite for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author (secondary students).
    • The Plot Diagram - an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
    • Storymaker - an interactive and fun way to write a story online
  • Online Worksheets
    • Artist Storyboard - this is a .pdf file found at Cheryl Sygmon's site. Visit Cheryl's site for additional resources and a description of this graphic organizer.
  • Online Lessons/Information
  • Online Interactive Tools/Generators
    • Diarist.net - a comprehensive starting-point for both writers and readers of online journal (preview before recommending to older students)
  • Online Worksheets
  • Online Lessons/Information


    Note: Some people may feel that blogs and wikis could be included in this section. I have chosen to look at journaling as a private writing tool that can be used to help a student develop writing skills that focus on self-learning, reflection, and revelation. I strongly believe that wikis and blogs hold a place in education, but prefer to use them as collaborative tools.

More Writing Resources

The following sites are sites that incorporate several resources that can be used to teach writing skills: