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Writing Tools

STORY STARTERS

Click the spin lever and get a topic and location for your story.  Then choose the format of a notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard.  Use the drawing tools to create your story.

MY STORYMAKER

My StoryMaker lets you control characters and objects - and creates sentences for you! Once you are done with your story, you can print it out.

MYTH BRAINSTORMING MACHINE

This machine was built to help you come up with ideas to write a myth of your own. Follow the directions, use your imagination, and have fun!

STORY PLANT

Grow your own story from the story plant.  Sky will guide you thru the steps in planning and writing a story.  At each step, choose a leaf and click on it.  When the plant has stopped growing, listen to Sky read the story you've made.

PICTURE BOOK MAKER

Create your very own children's book.  Cute hand drawn images of zoo animals will allow you to create a story to view on screen or print to one piece of paper and fold into a tiny book.

CHARACTER SCRAPBOOK

Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book.  Print and collect your scrapbook pages.

TYPES OF TEXT

Text is any piece of writing such as a letter, e-mail, novel, poem, recipe, instructions for D.I.Y., a newspaper article, or an advert.  Think about the purpose of the writing.

THE FRIENDLY LETTER CREATOR

This interactive activity helps students to learn the five parts of a friendly letter. By following the step by step guide, students can create the letter and then print their finished product. This is great for students who are still learning to write and type as they do not have to worry about formatting problems.

CROSSWORD CREATOR

Enter your own words and clues to create your own puzzles.  Can be solved online or printed out.

EXTREME SENTENCE SURGEONS

Do you have what it takes to become an Extreme Sentence Surgeon? Your paragraph surgery skills will be put to the test as critically injured paragraphs enter your emergency room. Their injuries are significant: poor spelling, no punctuation, wrong word usage, and much more.

PLANTING SENTENCES

Determine if each is a complete sentence, a sentence fragment, or a run-on sentence.