Writing Resources:

High Tech Writing Supports:


  1. Intellitools Classroom Suite
  2. Clicker 5 by Crick Software:Clicker 5 is a software program that supports student who struggle with writing. Please refer to the website for more information regarding this program http://www.cricksoft.com/uk/products/clicker/index.htm,
  3. Web 2.0 Tools for Writing



[[http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm]]
Quick, daily writing activities
[[http://www.writingfix.com]]
Interactive prompts, lessons and resources; focuses on the 6 traits of writing
[[http://www.readwritethink.org]]
Lessons sorted by grade level
[[http://supportblogging.com]]
An educational tool to help students teach to an audience
[[http://bubbl.us]]
Graphic organizer application
[[http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/writingfun/writingfun.html]]
Provides text organizers to assist with the writing process

Text to Speech (TTS) Resources
http://www.zabaware.com (hal)
http://www.naturalreaders.com
http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm
http://www.readplease.com


Mid Tech Writing Supports:
  1. Portable Word Processors
  • The Writer Fusion (Find a Fusion "Smart Sheet" on the Infinitec Website www.myinfinitec.org)
  • Alpha Smart
  • Dana
  • Neo


Low Tech Writing Supports:


Graphic Organizers

Bubble.us- Brain Storming and Organizing Tool good for visual thinkers and easy to use
http://bubbl.us/

Webspiration- Graphic Organization good for visual thinkers easy to use advanced feature, sharing capabilities, customizable, developed by creators of Inspiration/Kidspiration
http://mywebspiration.com/

Prezi.com- this is a unique way to present information or ideas and concepts using an interactive flow chart moderately ease of use
http://prezi.com/

Read/Write/Think WebbingTool- Allows you to create simple graphic organizers, easy to use, cannot share
http://interactives.mped.org/viewinteractive.aspx?id=127&title

Read/Write/Think Story Map Tool- Quickly create a visual of complex information, easy, cannot share
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/

Graphic Organizer Templates-40 downloadable templates to use in a word processing program, quick and easy
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssass/html/graphicorganizers.html

GreatSourceiWrite:Graphic Organizer Templates-click on "Writers Tools" and then narrative, expository, persuasive, response to literature or research templates to use in a word processing program, easy
http://www.greatsource.com/iwrite/students.html

Free Mind- mind mapping tool
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Exploratree-thinking guides and more
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/

Recall Plus- Students can organize their notes, create flashcards, make use of 3D tools and more in this great mind mapping tool
http://recallplus.com/index.php

Gliffy- create and share diagrams on the Web
http://www.gliffy.com/

Character Scrapbook- analyze characters with this organizer from Scholastic
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/

Text2MindMap-create a simple idea web by simply typing the ideas into an outline
http://www.text2mindmap.com/

CAST Science Writer-helps students write a science lab report using chunking, prompting, and graphic organizers
http://sciencewriter.cast.org/welcome