Creative Writing

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


The Read Write Think website includes over 50 student interactives to be used on computers. Many of the interactives are also available as apps.

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

Other websites

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

10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers with Technology

8 Awesome Handwriting Apps for iPad

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.