Language Arts Sites for Students

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


      Writing Lessons for all ages and abilities

6 Trait Writing -


                        Suggested apps for writing
                        Awesome Apps -

       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 -

     Classical Poetry -
     Interactive Poems -

         Poetry links - -

     Citing Electronic Resources:

             Word Games

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


Collective Nouns -
                   Paul Vigay's Collection - has word-of-the-day and word games -
    Visual Thesaurus (costs money but interesting to view)

    Merriam-Webster Thesaurus -
    Your Dictionary -

Mad Libs for Kids -

Word A Day sites:
       A.Word.A.Day -
       Daily Buzzword from Word Central -

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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