Teaching Writing on the Web
A well-told story can help a person see things in an entirely new way. It can change a law, inspire a movement, and make people care fiercely about things they'd never given a passing thought.
Jennifer Gonzalez created this in-depth post to show how to teach Narrative Writing, including ideas on form and process, and a step-by-step guide.
How do you write a short story really quickly? Choose a style, opening and type of ending, name your character, choose a few adjectives and Plot Generator will write the story for you.
Use the names of students in your class and show how a story does not have to be a masterpiece to be fun. A great way to introduce the topic and get students to relax.
The site includes other tools that can help with everything from writers block to opening lines. Appropriate for older students.
Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources for a wide variety of student groups including ESL learners, junior high and high school students, adult education and even professional writers. Topics include writing, research, grammar & mechanics, and style guides.
The Student Press is the home of the national organization for student journalists, with may resources for both teachers and students.
The Concord Review publishes academic essays of high school students, especially on topics for college AP exams.
The Southern Oregon Write Site (SOWS) project originated as support for the writing process, but evolved into an online discussion forum. What the Internet adds to the writing curriculum is the freedom for students to read and respond to their classmates' writing. This resource explains the set up of a Write Site and how it worked, with reference to the SOWS. Use the Download full text PDF link option.