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Reviews of Free Online Writing and Grammar Interactives:

http://edtechideas.com/2011/01/28/paragons-of-the-week-storyjumper-printing-press-gramaropolis/ 
http://edtechideas.com/2011/02/17/paragons-of-the-week-%E2%80%93-cool-tools-for-writing-ii/ 
http://edtechideas.com/2011/02/26/cool-tools-for-writing-iii/ 
http://edtechideas.com/2011/03/04/cool-tools-for-writing/ 
http://www.squidoo.com/multimediamuse#module19536782 
http://owt.wikispaces.com/Writing+Tools 
http://web2educationuk.wetpaint.com/page/Electronic+Books%2FWriting+Tools 
http://edte.ch/blog/2008/12/12/10-digital-writing-opportunities-you-probably-know-and-10-you-probably-dont/ 


Links to Writing Websites/Tools for Kids

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/--free storymap interactive.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/fractured-fairy-tales-30062.html--free fractured fairy tale story creator.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/literary-elements-30011.html--free literary elements map creator.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/plot-diagram-30040.html--plot diagram creator.  

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/readwritethink-webbing-tool-30038.html--free webbing creator.  

http://www.kerpoof.com/ --$4.99/mo. Subscription does not automatically renew.  

http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=Creaza --suite of creative tools for story, cartoon, and video making.  Free demo and online.  

http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=StoryJumper --Create kids stories online.  Free creative tools.  Can order your own published book from the website.  

http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=Storybird --collaborative storytelling site.  

http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=Tikatok --fun for a special project.  Kids create their own books and order hard copies.  

http://www.icanwriteonline.com/ --$10/year.  Online graphic organizers and interactives aimed at students in grades 2-5 and classroom use for these grades.  


Comic Creators

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/comic-creator-30021.html comic strip creater program.  One of many free tools from readwritethink.org.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjEjc-fwJKA --pkikids.com tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWXJ-F_TSus&feature=related :  Bitstrips for schools easy comic maker.  

http://www.go2web20.net/site/?a=ToonDoo --ToonDoo free comic creator website.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJu4rUQ0T74&feature=related --makebeliefscomix.com tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k3cK1c2dpA&feature=related --Xtranormal tutorial.  Go to YouTube site and create free cartoons.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PihHZF732BY&feature=related --Animated Power Point tutorial.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDFf70ei-0s&feature=related --Making Pixton comics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcdMPzvM0E8&feature=related --Crazy Talk comic creator program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raHADW21iC8&feature=related --Adobe Flash (free software download)--how to animate a cartoon and add voice.  

http://edjudo.com/web-2-0-teaching-tools-links --free comic creators, quiz makers, speaking avatar makers, and quiz makers.  Some for kids and some for adults.  

Graphic Organizers to Print Out

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/graphic/graphic.htm free graphic organizers.

http://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_organizers.htm free graphic organizers.

http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/ free graphic organizers.

More Great Stuff!

Writing Games! 
Writing a Letter--Interactive
Writing an Essay--Interactive
Persuasive Writing--Interactive
Outlining--Interactive
How to Write Paragraphs and Essays--Articles
Writing Your Own "Arthur" Comic Strip
Writing a Letter to an "Arthur" Character
"Arthur" Letter Writer Helper
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/index.htm --types of writing, how to write, many lessons and ideas.  
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/applicationformsl.cfm--completing an application. 
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/story-starters --Story Starter game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/storyplant.shtml --Write a story with the story plant. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/sentence-structure --writing sentences--lesson, games.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/building-up-paragraphs --writing paragraphs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/planning-your-writing --planning writing.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/format-and-style --format and style.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/editing-and-proofreading --editing and proofreading.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/connectives --tutorial and game on conjunctions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/pronouns --personal pronouns lesson and game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/adjectives --lesson and game.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/crossword-puzzles-30068.html--crossword creator


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