Writing Process Websites

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ABC's of the Writing Process
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/
Teachers and students LOOK!  The purpose of this site is to provide a user friendly online resource, for students or teachers, no matter what they are being challenged to write.

Steps of Writing a Basic Essay
http://www.essaypunch.com/
Teachers, parents and students! This web site takes users through the actual. Users develop an idea and write their own short essay, consisting of an introduction, a two- to three-paragraph body, and a conclusion. The web site provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.

ESL teachers!
http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/information/tesl-ej/ej08/a2.html
ESL teachers, look at this site! Teaching Writing as a Process and Teaching Sentence-Level Syntax: Reformulation as ESL Composition Feedback.  

 Learning Transitions
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/transitions.html
Teachers and students, this is a great website for learning transitions. In both academic writing and professional writing, your goal is to convey information clearly and concisely, if not to convert the reader to your way of thinking. Transitions help you to achieve these goals by establishing logical connections between sentences, paragraphs, and sections of your papers. In other words, transitions tell readers what to do with the information you present them. Whether single words, quick phrases or full sentences, they function as signs for readers that tell them how to think about, organize, and react to old and new ideas as they read through what you have written.

Writing Effective Conclusions
http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/maplewoods/writeplace/conclusions.html
Teachers and students, great conclusions! One of the first things a reader remembers after having read a piece of writing is the last words the writer uses. For that reason, a writer should understand and take advantage of the power of an effective conclusion. Effective conclusions are particularly important in persuasive essays since they are the last chance the writer has to convince the reader. The following is a collection of suggestions for writing effective conclusions.

Learning to Write Hooks
http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/maplewoods/writeplace/writingintros.html
Teachers and students, this site is wonderful for learning to write introductions. Effective introductions do two basic things--grab the reader's interest and let the reader know what is to come. This is why effective introductions usually incorporate the thesis statement and lead up to that statement with one of a variety of hooks. The hook you select will have a lot to do with the purpose of the essay you are writing. The following are a variety of techniques you can use as hooks in your introduction.

On-Line Writer's Workshop
http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/fiss/newpage1.htm
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his web site is an online workshop for classroom teachers that are interested in implementing the writing process in their classroom.The implementation will be broadly referred to as "Writers Workshop".

Writing a Basic Paragraph
http://www.paragraphpunch.com/
Teachers, parents and students, this web site takes users through the actual steps of writing a basic paragraph. Users develop an idea and write their own topic sentence, body, and a conclusion. The web site provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.  

Writing Terrific Paragraphs
http://www2.pvc.maricopa.edu/tutor/eng/engessbody.htm
Teachers, mainly higher grade levels, this is an excellent website for writing terrific paragraphs. Body or support paragraphs should specifically support the thesis or main point of the paper.Support paragraphs should not vaguely or loosely discuss the topic of the paper.Each body paragraph should be unified, meaning that nothing in the paragraph strays off the main point of the paragraph.

Steps in the Research and Writing Process
http://karn.ohiolink.edu/~sg-ysu/process.html
Writing a research paper is a big project, but approaching the process as a series of steps will make it feel less overwhelming and help you do a better job. It's important to stay flexible and give yourself a lot of time to work through the research and writing process.

Five Paragraph Essay
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/structure.html
Teachers, parents, and students LOOK! The five paragraph essay follows a defined format. The first paragraph introduces us to the thesis of the essay and directs us to the three main supporting subtopics. The second through fourth paragraphs are all similar in format. They individually restate the subtopics, and are developed by giving supporting information. The fifth and last paragraph restates the main thesis idea and reminds the reader of the three main supporting ideas that were developed. All of these paragraphs are important.

 

Learn to Evaluate and Edit
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/eval.html
Teachers, parents and students, this is a great place to learn about why it is important that every writer learn to evaluate and edit his or her own work. One always wants to put their "best foot forward" and have their efforts and appreciated. It is amazing how even little things can detract from the reader's appreciation of the work.

Writer's Corner
http://ccweb.norshore.wednet.edu/writingcorner/writingprocess.html
Teachers, welcome to the Writer’s Corner. It is full of writing ideas for everyone! The Writing Process is here to help students become better writers we need to help them internalize the processes that bring about quality written communication.

Teacher's Ideas
http://www.urich.edu/~writing/wweb.html
Teachers this is a wonderful place to broaden your knowledge base and find ideas that can be adapted to work in your classroom! Take a look, it is a very extensive site!

Outline of the Basic Writing Process
http://www.csuohio.edu/writingcenter/writproc.html
Teachers, parents, and students, look here for some exciting ideas involving the Writing Process. Writing is a task that no two people do the same way. However, there are some logical steps that every writer seems to follow in the creation of a paper. The process described here outlines those basic steps. Keep in mind that these steps are not exclusive of each other, and at times they can be rather liquid. Also, writers will notice that most of these steps are reciprocal; that is, work done in one area may necessitate returning to a step that you have already "completed."

The Word Dance Web- On-Line Writer's Magazine
http://www.worddance.com/
Teachers, students and parents, this is a great place to get a free subscription to a web-based magazine! The Word Dance Web site gives you a sample of what you will find in our non-profit children's literary magazine, it includes short stories, poems and artwork by kids in kindergarten through Grade 8. The site also has games and additional resources meant to entertain and educate.

Writing Examples and Fabulous Ideas
http://freedom.up.net/~msbones/ww01000.htm
Teachers, parents and students of all ages! The Writing Process Web, this website has great student writing examples and fabulous ideas for the writing process. This website is quite extensive.

Step by Step - the Writing Process
http://www.planet.eon.net/~bplaroch/
Teachers, students and parents, the purpose of these pages is to provide middle school students (about Grades 4 through 7) with links to online resources that will take them step by step through the writing process. The steps in this process are those used in Writer's Workshop. The pages are designed for use by an individual student or small group of students working on a project, but could also be used by a child working at home or by a whole class. There is also a page for teachers with links to additional creative writing resources and some writing projects.

Young Writer's Clubhouse
http://www.realkids.com/club.shtml
Students, this site is called the Young Writer’s Clubhouse. Check it out to see if you are interested in visiting it often! You can write for the world to see and improved the writing that you are doing. Grades 4-8


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