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Bitesize BBC Writing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/

--- "Writing is an important part of communicating with others. You need to write in a way
 your reader can easily understand what you are trying to tell them."

A plethora of material regarding writing awaits you here.Begin at KS2, then try KS3, GCSE,

Standard Grade, Intermediate 2 & Higher.

Yes, it's annoying that there's no overall index---save that each step is upwards in difficulty---

but your search through these levels will be eventually rewarded when you come upon what you wanted.

It's BBC, after all.



BBC Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

---"an introduction to touch typing: each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages.
 Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4."

Dvolver Moviemaker

http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker/make.html 

---possibly the best moviemaking program; no audio; very good beginners plus

---more info at http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/30-may



Essaypunch

http://essaypunch.com/

---"As students advance, to improve essay writing skills they need in-depth support.
They need to organize their thoughts

and learn to clearly communicate their ideas in writing. Essay Punch takes users

through the process of writing an essay.

From pre-set writing prompts users learn to develop an idea and write their descriptive, informative and persuasive essays.

The site provides online interactive exercises that guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing."



Fingerjig

http://www.jonmiles.co.uk/games/fingerjig/

---"Fingerjig is a 6 minute typing game that tests your typing ability. Words are
randomly chosen from a dictionary of over 70,000. You must try to type the words as quickly and accurately as you can!"

---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/9-may-2009


Freetypinggame

http://www.freetypinggame.net/default.asp

---games, lessons & tests to improve typing skills

---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/8-march-2009




 


Model Bank: Writer's Model
http://go.hrw.com/eolang/modbank/


---Each (of the 49) Writer's Models is a full-length model paper, with interactive notes to help
you make your writing stronger.
Plus, each one comes with a printable Writer's Guide. Advanced.


---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/14-october-2008



Powa
http://powa.org/
---a good online writing assistant that suffers from the lack of a clear index.

"There is no single best way to begin a writing project. What's best is what gets you going and builds momentum for the journey ahead. You may want to start right in on a draft or do some pre-planning.

Often, simply Choosing a Subject can be a challenge. You could start Freewriting to locate your

subject and generate ideas. Or you might prefer to first gather information from Outside Sources, or to brainstorm

using The Journalists' Questions. No matter if you're working on an informal essay, a technical report, or the next

great American novel, the suggestions in Discovering What to Write will help you get going."



 

Speedtest
http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english

---typing test employing the most common words in English 


---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/19-sepember-2008



 Writefix.com/argument
http://writefix.com/?page_id=1524

---tips on how to write short argument and opinion compositions; "this site is aimed
mainly at learners of English who have to write 250-400 word essays for IELTS
(Cambridge’s International English Language Testing System) or TWE, the Test of
Written English for TOEFL. But everyone else is welcome too!" So,all you need to know to create such essays,
 including samples & models & how they are put together. Advanced students probably need no other site for
 argument & opinion assistance.

---more info at https://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/14-may-2011


Writing Practice worksheets
http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Writing-Practice.htm

"*Finish the Story Writing Worksheets     *Question Response Writing Worksheets 
*Practical Writing Worksheets  *Argumentative Writing Worksheets
                                           *Writing Worksheets  *Using precise language"
66 worksheets in 6 writing types; beginner(careful,very good beginner I'd say), intermediate & advanced levels.These are practice exercises only.







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