Free online tool that checks spelling and grammar and plagiarism and offers writing suggestions.
Checks writing for readability levels, including Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning-Fog, Coleman-Liau, SMOG Index, and Automated Readability Index.
"Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing widgets to your books and share them with readers. "
This blog collects letters written by famous historical and contemporary figures on a wide variety of issues. You will find something you can use in your classroom here. Great primary source materials, and great access to the thoughts and feelings of historical figures.
Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public http://t.co/2UWNXNjk #edchat
The Easy Portfolio App - ePortfolio Tool for Students & Teachers http://t.co/ZBOEBQIJ
"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing."
This blog post would be fun to turn into a writing assignment: Have minor characters in a novel your students are studying discuss the other minor characters in the manner of Mr. Palmer.
We can always use advice from the great (or at least successful!).
Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges participants to write a 50,000-word book in the 30 days of November. To those scribbling hurriedly to meet its deadline, we wish you a book deal by December. And to cheer you on, we’ve rounded up a treasure trove of advice and encouragement from the great writers who best embody, in their own work, NaNoWriMo’s goals of writing much and writing fast. Below the jump, read through our favorite words from the wise, speedy, and prolific.
Google Docs is a very powerful alternative to Word. Here are 10 reasons to consider using Google Docs the next time you need to do some writing.
"Essential to a student’s growth as a Web researcher is learning how to properly attribute the information used when composing reports. Use this guide for lesson plans and insight into how to teach students to avoid plagiarism in Web research and to find resources for understanding and detecting plagiarism."
Style Matters gives the low down on Scrivener, which is an amazing app for writers.
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