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10 Writing and Vocabulary Resources

posted Jan 22, 2014, 7:47 AM by
As the new year begins we are focusing on vocabulary, organizing our thoughts, and writing at KHS.  Below are 10 web resources that focus on these skills.  If you are tired of doing the same thing over and over you know your students are tired of it too!  If you are ready to try something new, check out the links below. 

Flashcard Stash Flashcard Stash is built on top of a dictionary, so you can lookup words above and save them. Click on functions in the top right of each vocabulary flashcard for example sentences, synonyms, and audio. Highlighted words can also be clicked for an immediate definition. 

Word Hippo- Find similar or opposite words, word meanings, rhyming words, example sentences, word forms and pronunciations at Word Hippo.  

Quicklyst - Helps users to take beautiful outline style notes that help to structure one's ideas. You can even put in mathematical equations.  Can be used with devices.

New Outline Maker- This is a very basic and very linear outline tool.  Users fill in title, thesis, subtopic, point, and supporting evidence blanks to create an outline in minutes.

Visuwords- Online Graphical Dictionary that allows users to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produces diagrams reminiscent of a neural net and shows how words associate.

Worknik- This is a very detailed online dictionary.  Not only does it give definitions, but it basically tells you everything you would ever want to know about a particular word.

TeachHub Writing Prompts- Explore hundreds of video topics that will inspire your students to think critically and write with skill.

Read Write Think Interactive Student Plot Diagram The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories. 

ABC's of the Writing Process- This site provides dozens of links to resource that will help you teach the writing process.  Some are very simple but can be adapted to suit your needs.  

Journal Writing- Basic ideas to help out with class journal writing.