Summer Writing Ideas

“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow…”

snoopyHere are some links and ideas to encourage summer writing, spelling and vocabulary skills:

Keyboarding practice sites:

4th grade students are encouraged to practice keyboarding skills.  Here are some sites that you can explore.

ZZ31157E9CVocabulary/Spelling City

Students have access to Vocabulary/Spelling City (www.spellingcity.com OR download the free “VocabularySpellingCity app) over the summer. There are various activities that support spelling skills and vocabulary development that we have been using during the school year. Students know their username and password. Students can search lists or topics to build their spelling and vocabulary skills. Ms. Corrigan will also post assignments for summer review.

Story Jumper!    Wonderful site where students can create and write books online for free.  If you choose, you can also order hard copies of books your children write.

 

Scribblitt: This site was created by a mom that wanted to develop a program for her daughter that loved to write stories. It is a place that makes creating a story easy with the ability to share with others or purchase a finished product. You do have to create a user account that makes you a member. Becoming a member gives you free access to creating stories, comics, illustrations and the ability to publish your own work and make your own special products.

 

Fun site that helps you come up with some creative writing ideas—check it out…Let’s Get Creativehttp://www.brucevanpatter.com/funstuff.html

ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources.

Writing Bugs: Get some fun writing ideas, and print out pages to write them on.

 

Free Creative Writing Worksheets

Welcome to tlsbooks.com, where you’ll find a variety of free printable creative writing activities for young people. Our printable classroom materials include thank you notes, blank themed writing paper, poetry activities, and more. It is our hope that your students enjoy all aspects of the writing process and learn about themselves and the world around them in the process.

4th Grade Language Arts Skill builders:

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills-4th-langbuilders.htm

Practice grammar, punctuation and spelling skills using Every Day Edits:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml