Cool websites to teach writing

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

As a language teacher I really find it difficult to motivate my students to start writing in class. The Internet is a resource that complements the dynamics of my class. It is easy to access, up-to-date and immediate source of authentic materials. Since I started introducing technology and using a wiki with Middle school my classes have definitely changed. Please check below the cool sites we have been using this year.

  • Writing Fun A MUST for teachers.  This website motivated my students to enhance their writing skills.
  • The Writing Site Check this website with a great variety of tech integration ideas.
  • iWrite Provides several examples for students to learn how to write effectively.
  • Writing Exemplars I make my students search for writing samples created by other students worldwide.

About jenverschoor

I´m a University Professor. I´m also a Public Translator and hold a Bachellor degree in Educational Management. I´m eager to learn new ways of incorporating CALL into my classes.

Posted on October 11, 2010, in Esl, evomlit, Microblogging and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi,

    That’s a decent list of good sites.

    Could I ask you to check out another site? It’s for high intermediate to advanced students hoping to improve their sentence, paragraph and essay skills.

    Here’s the url: http://www.eslwriting.org.

    Cheers

  2. Awesome writing resources! Thanks for sharing them all in one place.

  3. these are cool websites. Business Insider produced a list of 50 cool websites which each are free to use

    http://www.businessinsider.com/50-free-and-useful-websites-2010-11

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