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ELA Resources

Student Interactives

  • 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


  • Viper - the "Free Turnitin Alternative" Only available for Microsoft Windows users

Creative and Fun Websites for 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.

Writing Cubes with QR Codes


Other Websites

  • 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
  • Discover Anne Frank's Hiding Place in this interactive website from the Anne Frank House. Be sure and check out Enter the 3D House tab.
  • Instagrok - Instagrok is an online tool (also an app) that generates an interactive we/concept map for any topic.
  • AdLit provides ELA teachers book lists, video interviews with authors and a comprehensive list of strategies for teaching reading and writing.