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Create Your Own Newspaper

 

http://crayon.net/

 

Dave's Email Exchange

There are generally two email exchange programs to consider. A class project in which you work in tandem with another class interested in email exchange, possibly English-Spanish, and the other is to just let the students search out an email pal for themselves. This site will do the latter task well enough.

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/student.html

 

Gav and Peloso's Interactive Story

This is a moderated choose-your-own-adventure type of story where you get to write the story, and follow the story as it grows (and takes up much needed hard drive space.) You can even copy down the story location and come back to it later to see how it's grown.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/neutronics/gav/wayfarence/

 

International Writing Exchange

Started in 1993, this fast became the most popular collaborative writing activity of the HUT Email Writing Project, largely due to it's firm yet flexible structure.
It's a flexible communicative project, with students writing to and receiving feedback from their global peers as well as their teacher.
The 5 main phases of each module are:
Introductory letterwith teacher feedback, and student's revised version
Article on a topic, e.g., Love and Marriage
Peer feedback 1, author's response, 3 , 4 and 5
Teacher feedback, followed by self-study, e.g., with Help Pages and XE demo, and exercises created by class teacher and peers
Virtual conference in HUT Virtual Language Centre
Evaluation and selection for IWE Journal

http://www.hut.fi/~rvilmi/Project/IWE/

 

Pallies

This web offers yet another opportunity to find an email pal for interchange. However, it also provided information for snail mail friends as well...

http://members.tripod.com/~pallies/

 

Paragraph Punch Website

This web site is designed to help users learn how to write a basic paragraph. This is a free online lesson based on our popular Windows 95/98/NT application, Paragraph Punch.
Users develop an idea and write their own topic sentence, body, and conclusion. Program prompts guide students step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.
Studentsí completed paragraphs can be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application

http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

 

Roget's Thesaurus (2)

Another version of the famous Thesaurus.

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html

 

Spelling Rules

Spelling rules are there. The site will not win any awards for visual design, but it has the most common rules.

http://server.riverdale.k12.or.us/~bblack/spelrul.htm

 

Spelling Rules and guidlines

Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell and Six Ways to Practice Spelling
-a handout for students-

http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/spelling_studying.html

 

The Eclub Efriends list

This page will help students find students, students find teachers, teachers find teachers... To connect with and begin an e-mail connection that may last a lifetime!

http://www.englishclub.net/email/index.htm

 

The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary

What can I do with the rhyming dictionary?
You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more. Using the three phonetic query functions described below, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word. Using the two semantic query functions, synonyms and ``semantic siblings'', you can find words that approximate or have the same meaning as an intended concept. Combining the two features can help you balance sound and meaning in a poetic writing venture.

http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/dougb/rhyme-doc.html

 

Wacky Web Tales

Wacky Web Tales is a story generator. Student inputs a series of required words (noun, past tense verb, exclamation, etc) and the program generates a short story. There is help on the parts of speech. There are also examples of published tales from other students. Target is Grade 4 (native speakers presumably).

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

 

Word Turtle

This is a custom seek and find word search game. You give FunBrain a list of words which it then hides in the puzzle. Select a level and whether you want to play against FunBrain or if you want the puzzle to be printed out on paper so you can play it away from the computer. The site has four levels (easy, medium, hard, super hard) based on the numbers of words, and has a variety of vocabulary themes (fruit, pets, instruments, countries, etc) also clearly labelled according to skill level.

http://www.funbrain.com/detect/index.html

 

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary

Useful for song and poetry writing. Includes the following categories: End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes (e.g. Conviction, Prediction), Beginning rhymes

http://www.writeexpress.com/online2.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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