Websites to foster writing

How can you motivate your students to write 300 to 400 words? Are we able to achieve this using different Web 2.0 tools? We are able to motivate students to learn how to write in an engaging and meaningful way. Take a look at the different ways I am using technology tools to enhance learning.

First I start with this really nice song Hip-Hop in the classroom that explains how to plan the five elements in a short story (plot, character, conflict, theme, and setting)

Play five card Flickr

Is a fun way of writing stories. Students have to pick an image and then write a story based on the different pictures they selected. ” You are dealt five random photos for each draw, and your task is to select one each time to add to a selection of images, that taken together as a final set of 5 images- tell a story in pictures.” Once your story is finished you can share it using Twitter or embed it. Take a look at the stories my students created Middle 1 stories

Writing Fun

This is the best website to introduce students to different writing styles. Using text organizers to assist students with the writing process. It also provides clear examples that can be downloaded and printed to use in the classroom.

Spelling connections

Fun and entertaining proofreading activity.

Students must spot the mistake in a short text. There are many different levels to choose from.

Then drag and drop the correct proofreading over the error.

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