Tombstone Creator - Students can create a tombstone to summarize a character from a historical fiction book.
Profile Publisher - Students create a character's profile that is similar to a Facebook page.
Twister - Practice summarization skills by creating a fake tweet about an author or famous person.
Toasted Cheese - This site includes a monthly calendar of writing prompts.
Google Story Builder - to have her students rewrite a conversation between two characters in the book they are reading.
Master Story Builder - See what it's like to collaborate with famous storytellers.
Digital Writing Tools - a list of many ideas to use around writing.
Fodey - Create a newspaper clipping
Student Interactives - online literacy learning tools
Cube Creator - helps students to learn the skill of summarizing
Trading Cards - create trading cards for any number of categories
Timeline - create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line
Watch Know Learn - thousands of kid-friendly videos; searchable
Write About - A community where students engage in high-interest writing for an authentic audience and teachers help students through the entire writing process
PicLits - a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords
Vocaroo - an easy way to record students
Padlet - easiest way to create and collaborate with your students
Richard Byrne - tutorials on using Padlet in the classroom.
English-Zone - help students practice basic skills
Internet4classrooms - divided by grade level in core content areas
Discover Anne Frank's Hiding Place in this interactive website from the Anne Frank House
AdLit provides ELA teachers book lists, video interviews with authors and a comprehensive list of strategies for teaching reading and writing.