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Write Cook

           Writing tools, tips, and tricks!

 Excellent Language Arts online resources

for teachers and students:

reading sites,

writing sites,

fun learning activities,

interactive games, and more!


Plus a yummy recipe website!

NEW! Click on:

to purchase/download printables/reproducibles

Also, visit The Write Town 

(www.thewritetown.wordpress.com)

for quirky writing exercises. 

For teachers: How to use foamies to make handy document belts and pennants:

from "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll

BELTS AND PENNANTS (PDF — 359 KB)

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/ (great reading resource)

www.teacher.scholastic.com (look for student activities)

www.merlynspen.org (teen publishing site)

www.teeninc.com (teen publishing site)

www.readwritethink.org (multiple & varied L.A. resources)

http://www.internet4classrooms.com (grammar and reading resources)

www.jc-schools.net/tutorials/interact-la.htm (list of interactive L.A. websites)

www.discoveryeducation.com (multiple & varied L.A. resources)

www.funbrain.com (look for words games)

www.theteacherscafe.com (multiple & varied L.A. resources)

www.chompchomp.com (grammar activities)

www.freerice.com (vocabulary game)

www.languageartsgames.4you4free.com (several L.A. games)

www.grammaropolis.com/index.php (parts of speech and more)

www.patternbasedwriting.com/elementary_writing_success/ (blog for teachers)

www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=530 (6th grade student samples)

www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=526 (7th grade student samples)

www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=531 (8th grade student samples)

www.cookingwithkids.com (yummy stuff!)

Resources for writing essays:

www.thewritesource.com/studentmodels/ (exemplars for various writing modes)

www.internet4classrooms.com/lang_write.htm (various resources - click on Expository Essay Rubric)

www.creativewriting-prompts.com (various resources - click on Essays and scroll down and click on The Persuasive Essay for great graphic organizers)

www.readwritethink.org (various resources - search for Essay Map, Persuasion Map, and Persuasion Rubric)

More resources:

www.thewritesource.com (>click here for updated write source resources >student resources (Grammar Practice Park has online learning games suitable for 6th graders, students who need help with grammar, SPED students, and ELLs)    

www.k12reader.com (check out the main idea worksheets and the grammar printouts)   

www.ereadingworksheets.com (lots of worksheets for grades 6-12)   

www.abcteach.com (>directory >popular categories >reading comps >middle/high school - options: fictional, informational)   

http://kellygallagher.org/resources/articles.html (high-level -- check out the article-of-the-week archive)  

http://www.grammarcheck.net (an editing resource with a great blog)

On plagiarism:

http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html# (basic child-friendly information on plagiarism)

http://cdn1.hubspot.com/hub/222136/Plagiarism_Infograph.pdf (great infograph on when to cite and when not to cite)

Formative Revision Assessment:

5x5 Revision Game (PDF — 93 KB)

5x5 Mentor Text (PDF — 212 KB)

"A word in season, how good it is!" Proverbs 15:23

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