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Grades K-2

Arcademic Skill Builders Choose Language Arts for games about Antonyms, Synonyms, Vowels, Spelling, Parts of Speech, Verb tense and more.
Alphabet Organizer Students create an alphabet book or alphabet chart with words for each letter of the alphabet. Or choose just one word per letter and upload an image to help early readers make a visual connection between the word and the beginning letter.
Book Cover Guide Students can use the tool to review the parts of a book cover before analyzing how book covers work or creating their own book covers.
Character Scrapbook Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
Comic Creator Interactive site that allows students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
Different Types of Poem for Kids Here are some different types of poems to try in your classroom. This site has great definitions and examples of poetry for kids.
Fractured Fairy Tales Students turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun.
Haiku
Instant Poetry Forms Choose your form of poetry then add words to make your own poem.
Kerpoof Use the Kerpoof Picture Maker to allow students to create a picture to write a story about or create Kerpoof scenes for students to use as the basis to write a letter about. Use the Kerpoof Movie Maker to allow students to write and produce their own eMovie. (Free Registration Required)
Letter Generator tool is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.
Little Bird Tales is a good way for younger students to create fiction and non-fiction digital stories: students can upload their own artwork, record their voice, and add text. Web 2.0. Free registration required.
The Magic Key Fun literacy activities
Pattern Sentences Drag the words around to make the pattern sentence. Whiteboard friendly!
PicLits creative writing website that generates words to match the picture. Excellent resource for focusing on using more descriptive words. You do not need an account to use.
Pinky Dinky Do Make your own story with help from Pinky Dinky Do.
Plot Diagram Interactive organizational tool to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
Poems: Acrostic In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems.
Poems: Diamante In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems.
Poems: Shape A shape poem is a poem that describes an object and is written in the shape of the object.
Scholastic Story Starter First generate a creative story starter, pick a format, and print your story!!.
Simple Sentences - Click on the words to put them in the correct sentence formation. Words are said aloud to help learn the correct pronunciation of the words too.
See 'N Spell Have fun with magnetic letters.
Spell a Picture from Kerpoof
Spelling City Input spelling lists for your students to use for free spelling help. Teacher Recommended
Storybird Someone starts a Storybird by writing a few words or grabbing a few images. Then the other person takes a turn, adding more words and pictures. In as little as one or two turns they can finish and share a Storybird. They can do it sitting side-by-side or across the country from each other. Web 2.0, Free registration required.
StoryJumper an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids.Using our interactive workbook and lesson plans, teachers spark students' interest in developing and writing complete stories.
Story Map The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Timeline Creating timelines with this tool becomes an engaging activity for students as they choose from five different units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other) and add specific descriptions of each entry.
Wall of Words - Choose your building blocks (5 words or 7 words) and hit start. Build a sentence with the word blocks by clicking and dragging them in the correct order.
Word Tamer Creative writing help. Interactive flash-based website where you “tame words and train stories”. IWB friendly Grades 2-6
Writing with Writers: Poetry Scholastic offers this poetry resource for grades 1–8. There are tips from authors of children’s poetry, a teacher’s guide, step-by-step workshops, and more.

Grades 3-6

Arcademic Skill Builders Choose Language Arts for games about Antonyms, Synonyms, Vowels, Spelling, Parts of Speech, Verb tense and more.
Book Cover Guide Students can use the tool to review the parts of a book cover before analyzing how book covers work or creating their own book covers.
BoomWriter designed to encourage kids to do their best writing and share it with each other to create a small book. Boom Writer provides a "starter chapter" for a story and students continue the story by writing additional chapters. The chapters submitted (anonymously) by students are voted on and the chapters receiving the most votes make it into a book that students, teachers, and parents can choose to have published by Boom Writer. New! 2013
CD/DVD Cover Creator Allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information.
Character Scrapbook Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
Clean Up Your Grammar! - Help recycle trash and clean up the beach by taking the words that wash up on shore and dragging them to the correct garbage can. The words are either nouns or verbs. Be sure to put the words in the correct trash can because if you make a mistake the beach will become dirty with litter. Two levels to choose from.
Comic Creator Interactive site that allows students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
Compare and Contrast Map This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point.
Different Types of Poem for Kids Here are some different types of poems to try in your classroom. This site has great definitions and examples of poetry for kids.
Extreme Sentence Surgeons Your paragraph surgery skills will be needed as critically injured paragraphs enter your emergency room.
Furious Frogs - Multi-player game practicing synonyms, antonyms or homonyms. Select which one you want to practice and then join a game.
Fractured Fairy Tales Students turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun.
Garfield's Comic Creator Build your own Garfield comic strip.
Giggle Poetry Giggle Poetry, approaches poetry with a sense of humor. Poems from Bruce Lansky and other poets are archived for students to enjoy reading or to use as examples. Included are fill-in-the-blank poems, poetry contests, favorite poems, school poems, and more.
Grammar Ninja - Beginner Ninja has nouns and verbs. Skilled Ninja has nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles, adjectives, and adverbs
Instant Poetry Forms Choose your form of poetry then add words to make your own poem.
Letter Generator tool is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.
The Magic Key Fun, simple, literacy activities
Magnetic Poetry Board In this interactive tool from ReadWriteThink, students can move “magnetic” words to create original poems
Make Beliefs Comix Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids
Noun Dunk From Harcourt School Publishers
PicLits.com creative writing website that generates words to match the picture. Excellent resource for focusing on using more descriptive words. You do not need an account to use.
Plot Diagram Interactive organizational tool to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
Poems: Acrostic In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems.
Poems: Diamante In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems.
Poems: Letter Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry—line breaks.
Poetry Forms Chose your poetry form. Then just add words to make the poem your own.
Printing Press from ReadWriteThink. Students can create a booklet, flyer, brochure or newspaper fairly easily. There is a nice guide that walks you through the process, and the focus is on writing. New! 2013
Profile Publisher draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real people (including historical figures), or fictional characters.
Punctuation Campground From Harcourt School Publishers
ReadWriteThink: Student InteractivesEngage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.
Sentence Power Is the group of words a sentence? If so, is it a simple sentence or a compound sentence?
Scholastic Story Starter First generate a creative story starter, pick a format, and print your story!!.
Shel Silverstein: The Official Site for Kids Visit for the games (such as Finish Shel's Poems), the terrific printables (a coloring book, a bookmark, and two Poetry Kits) and to watch animated video clips from Silverstein's poems and books (some performed by Silverstein himself.)
Spelling Activity You're Trapped! Choose the correctly spelt words to escape from the tower and help the Midnight Bride find a husband
StoryJumper an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids.Using our interactive workbook and lesson plans, teachers spark students' interest in developing and writing complete stories. New! 2013
Story Map The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Timeline Creating timelines with this tool becomes an engaging activity for students as they choose from five different units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other) and add specific descriptions of each entry.
6 Traits of Writing OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Elementary Students
Types of Poems for Kids A list of nineteen poetic forms for elementary students
Wacky Web Tales Choose one of the tales to create your own funny story.
Word Confusion - From FunBrain. Click on the correct word to complete the sentence.
Word Frogs - Use your space bar to eat the homonyms, synonyms and antonyms and your arrow keys to position the frog's mouth.
Word Tamer Creative writing help. Interactive flash-based website where you “tame words and train stories”. IWB friendly
Writing with Writers: Poetry Scholastic offers this poetry resource for grades 1–8. There are tips from authors of children’s poetry, a teacher’s guide, step-by-step workshops, and more.