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BSD: Biography Maker

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Great site to enabling students to write a great biography using the following steps:To create an exciting biography, you will now follow these steps: 1. Questioning | 2. Learning | 3. Synthesis | 4. Story-Telling Six Traits of Effective Writing


Your Take

Problem-solving/decision-making tool for students/teachers. Free until June 2009, but only $299 for site license. This is a great web-based tool for helping students analyze complex issues. Most appropriate for middle and high school

Super Action Comic Maker

Easy to use Comic Creator to inspire story-telling. Choose the background for your Action hero. Use the slider to choose the pose. Add speech bubbles and text. Click next top add up to six frames.

Read & Create Children's Picture Books Online - Great authoring tool for creating your own books. Use the library of pictures or upload your own.

Writing Fun by Jenny Eather- helping kids write using text organizers.

Excellent site for different genre examples and organizers. Takes time to get familar with site but worth it. Nice for smartboard as there is a write online feature.


Welcome to the Virtual Library of Conceptual Units. The Virtual Libray includes conceptual teaching units for middle and high school English/Language Arts classes. These units have been designed by preservice and practicing teachers at The University of Georgia. The units follow principles of curriculum and instruction developed by George Hillocks, Jr., (see, e.g., Dynamics of English Instruction, Grades 7-12, by Hillocks, McCabe, and McCampbell; Random House, 1971). The process for designing these units is described in Peter Smagorinsky's Teaching English through Principled Practice (Merrill/Prentice-Hall, 2002) and Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units (Heinemann, 2008; an online Instructor's Guide is available for this book as well).The units are designed to cover 4-6 weeks (assuming daily class periods of 45-55 minutes). Each is organized around a concept such as a theme (e.g., Coming of Age), genre (e.g., satire), strategy (e.g., understanding irony), literary period (e.g., Victorian Age), movement (e.g., Transcendantalism), region (e.g., Authors of Georgia), or author (e.g., the works of Emily Dickinson).

Spelltube - interactive world of spelling

3000 videos for spelling words in the National Spelling Bank. Memorable characters reinforce spelling rules. British accents abound!


Word Magnets

Quick and easy online tool for working with words and sentence structure. Easily adaptable to other activities as well.

Search Directory geared specifically to reading, Analyzing Text (12) new Audio and Text (18) Proofreading (4) Reading Comprehension Advanced (10) Reading Comprehension Beginner (14) Reading Comprehension Intermediate (19) Short Stories (11) Vocabulary (51)

Pete's Power Point Station

- FREE PowerPoints for K-12 on just about everything Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Literature, More!


6 = 1 Traits of Writing Resources

Book titles by writing trait: voice, ideas, organization,word choice, sentency fluency, conventions, presentation.

SEDL - Building Reading Proficiency at the Secondary Level: A Guide to Resources

An excellent guide to resoures for improving reading proficiency from grades 6-12. Visit or click the link entitles Strategies for specific info for teaching

GameGoo - Literacy Games

Great set of games for beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Appropriate for multiage 1-2. Activities range from phonemic awareness to vocabulary development (synonyms)

Alternative Book Reports

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From the Read Write Think Lesson collection, a list of different types of book reports across grade levels appropriate for differentiation.

Once Upon a Time: Lessons for Teaching About Fables, Fairy Tales, Folktales, Legends, Myths, Tall Tales

Fables, fairy tales, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales -- six literary genres that engage student interest -- can be used in the classroom to inspire creative thinking and writing. This week, Education World offers five lessons to introduce students to the literary genres -- and to their own imagination! Included: Graphic organizers, student work sheets, more!



Click the letters to create as many new words as possible. Find the 6 letter word and automatically qualify for the next round.

ReadWriteThink: Student Materials

Standards based literacy lessons for K-12 students. This page links to the student tools. Teachers can search by grade-level, standard, or literacy engagament.