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A reading tool that summarizes the main points of long text articles.
A simple writing prompt generator. Students are presented with one word & have sixty seconds to write whatever comes to mind.
November is National Novel Writing Month, but students can use this site all year long to keep them inspired in writing. Includes pep talks from bestselling authors, a dare machine, forums, & a summer camp.
This site features stories from history, classic literature, movies, & helps tells the story behind the story with primary sources, videos, documents, & more.
An interactive matching game for preschoolers that matches letters & sounds together. Fully customizable. (free)
Help students spark their creative writing. Just tap a situation, a character, a setting, & an object to get started. Includes a built-in thesaurus. ($1.99)
Create, customize, & share beautiful word clouds. A word cloud is a visual representation of the most common words in a passage of text. (iPad – free)
A terrific app that expands the vocabulary of your students by using sight words, letter sounds, & animation to provide a fun way to help students remember the definition of a word. (free)
Early elementary students can practice their handwriting by spelling & tracing animal names with connecting the dots. Letter stroke guidance animations included. (iPad – free/$2.99)
A game that helps kids use the correct punctuation marks in sentences (example – question marks, periods, parenthesis, commas, & quotations).
From the Delaware Art Museum, students can Tell a Story, by writing & recording a story inspired by a work of art. They can also Picture a Story, by creating their own masterpiece & telling the story behind it.
The sequel to the Teach Your Monster To Read , this site helps students improve their speed & accuracy with games that focus on recognizing letters, sounds, & words.
A fun way for students to practice spelling with this user friendly website.
An interactive tool that teaches students how to create four types of poem formats – haiku, limerick, cinquain, & free verse.
Need a way for students to practice letter writing? Students can choose practicing either a friendly or business letter.
Reading is Fundamental’s language skills website for preschoolers. A fun & interactive site that offers stories, games, music, & more.
Students create an alphabet book or chart with words & pictures of each letter of the alphabet.
Students can create animated GIFs by drawing, typing, & inserting images. Have students create animations over vocabulary words, a book review, a poem, or a character from a book.
Have students plot their stories by adding in details of their characters, locations, scenes, ideas, & novels (theme, tone, POV, etc…) to link them together.