Want to improve your writing skills? Looking for places to help you with your writing assignments and provide you with creative topics and examples? Check out some of these websites:
- “What Should I Write About?” – Robert Fletcher is a writer who, aside from writing everything from non-fiction to poetry, focuses on helping develop young writers. The website has some tips that Fletcher has catalogued for getting started.
- Virtual Middle School Library – This website has links to all of your favorite topics to inspire you to write or simply to explore what the Internet has to offer.
- Teen Ink – Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teen writing, art, and photography. Through the website, students are able to read the work of other teens and are also able to register and submit their work (age 13 and over).
- Figment – Figment is an online community where writers can share their work with others and discover authors from across the world. Writing on the website ranges from expository to poetry and science fiction to cell phone novels. Occasionally, Figment also runs contests for writing.
- Thesaurus – Thesaurus is an excellent tool students can turn to when working on word choice in their writing. It provides definitions of words along with synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and more.
- RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus – A language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words, this site includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker. It’s a great tool to use while the students work on poetry and figurative language.