Writing

The KKU FLT Online Resources Project aims to provide useful links for English Language Teachers and Learners. Please see the writing skills table belowWe welcome all suggestions. For any inquiries or suggestions, utilize the contact info located at the bottom of the page.


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Web Link

About

Contributors

1

Fraze.IT

 

http://fraze.it/

Improve your writing skills, learn from professional writers. With more than 100 millions sentences, this is the most advanced platform for sentences on the net. Useful to the writing community, from professional writers to college and ESL students & teachers.

Mahmud

2

Purdue Owl

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is an excellent resource to develop writing skills at every skill level.

 

 

Mahmud

3

Writers Digest University

https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/

If you are looking for professional online workshops to improve your English writing, Writer’s Digest University have the best of them. Writer’s Digest University initiative provides users with online workshops to improve their fiction, non-fiction, short stories and freelance writing work.

 

4

Grammar Book

http://www.grammarbook.com/

Grammar Book is another one of the best online resources to help you improve your writing skills. From punctuation rules to grammar quizzes and blog posts, Grammar Book has it all. The Grammar Book’s blog gets constantly updated every Tuesday with a new blog post about a grammar issue. Participate in the Grammar quizzes to improve your English grammar skills.

 

5

Pro Writing Aid

https://prowritingaid.com/

Pro Writing Aid is one of the industry-standard text editing software, available as a free version for web interfaces. Edit your text online for up to 3000 words with their free web tool. Pro Writing Aid features some of the key aspects to a powerful text editing tool. This tool checks the entered content for plagiarism, usage of vague/abstract words, alliteration analysis and more, in addition to the regular spell-checking and other grammar tools.

Mahmud

6

750 Words

http://750words.com/

It is a wonderful website to practice writing regularly. Write three new pages every day.

Mahmud

7

Cambridge English

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/free-resources/write-and-improve/

Want to practice your written English? Write & Improve gives you feedback in seconds. Simply choose a task, write or upload your text and submit your writing for feedback. Then try again and use the feedback to improve.

Mahmud

8

Noredink

http://www.proofreadmyfile.com/blog/ten-websites-to-improve-your-writing-skills

This website provides online classes for English and grammar to students in order to improve their language and writing skills. The tutorials provided by this site are easy to follow and understand. As well, it also guides users on correcting the mistakes they made while writing.

Mahmud

9

WriteRoom

http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom

If you have something to write, but unable to express it in words or write it well, then in such case, this website is the solution to your problem. This website guides you to write effectively with a free mind and also keep you focused. This site helps the user to write quality content with precise and clear language in a short period of time.

Mahmud

10

Figment

http://figment.com/

More than just a website, Figment is a fantastic online community that encourages students to share their writing with one another and inspire each other to new heights of creativity. The site offers a wealth of information on both reading and writing, helping students find and recommend new books and authors. It also provides brilliant writing prompts to help students with writer's’ block or those who just don't know where to start. From sonnets to mysteries to sci-fi novels, the online community caters for all tastes and interests, making it a great starting point for teens who haven't yet found their literary niche.And with exciting contests, groups, and forums, it’s a great interactive experience with lots to grab students’ attention and help them get writing and get involved!

Mahmud

11

iWrite

http://www.hmhco.com/classroom

This fantastic website has it all – up-to-date resources for teachers and parents with innovative new ideas and articles on teaching creative writing, plus great tools for students helping them to explore different forms of writing, from exposition and narrative to persuasive rhetoric.

Mahmud

12

Writing Fix

http://writingfix.com/

This great website offers prompts to help reluctant writers get started, but it also approaches writing from a cross-curriculum perspective, making it particularly useful for students who are struggling with their writing in all subjects, not just creative writing or English. With different genres of writing tackled, the site enables students to work on their essay and non-fiction style and also includes a wide range of ‘mentor texts’ to help both students and teachers.

Mahmud

13

Magnetic Poetry

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Original/kit/

Ideal for both introducing younger kids to poetry and engaging older students with the genre in a fun and creative way, this simple site is a digital form of the popular fridge poetry fridge phenomenon. Students are given a blank white screen and a group of ‘magnetic’ words to position how they choose, taking the pressure out of creating poetry and making it a fun and creative experience. New words can be added at any time if students get stuck, and the final result can be saved and shared with other students or parents.

Mahmud

14

Writing.com

http://www.writing.com/

Boasting resources for everyone from novice writers to scribes with master's degrees in writing, this online writing community is a great place to store and display your work online. Free memberships are available to all.

Mahmud

15

MIT Writing OCW

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/#writing-and-humanistic-studies

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a number of free college-level writing courses through their OpenCourseWare program. You can see the full listing of courses at this website.

Mahmud

16

Young Writers Online

http://www.youngwritersonline.net/

This community for young writers offers one forum for submitting your work for critique and one forum for general conversation about the craft.

Mahmud

17

Writer’s Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

Although this website isn't specifically designed for young writers, it is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to learn how to write better. Site features include blogs, community forums, writing tips, creative writing prompts and guidelines to getting published.

Mahmud

18

ReadWriteThink

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/

This page is a great source of interactive tools that help students accomplish various goals, from organizing their thoughts to learning about different aspects of the English language. Some of the most popular tools for grades K-12 include Story Map, Persuasion Map, Word Family Sort, Acrostic Poems, Trading Card Generator and Comic Creator. You can choose different tools based on the grade level, capabilities, student interactive type, theme, and learning objective.

Mahmud

19

Sentence Sense

http://www.sandhills.edu/academic-departments/english/sentencesense.html

This online resource offers information about how sentences work and how they should be structured. Use this website to learn grammar rules and to strengthen your prose. Take notes on any grammar tip you didn’t already know, and keep the notes next to you when editing your papers. This is a great resource for high school or college students.

Mahmud

20

Graphic Organizers

https://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Young students can hardly manage all the ideas they get if you leave them in front of a piece of paper and saying they should write an essay right away. The process requires pre-writing stages, where these graphic organizers will be of great help. Your students can use them as a way of putting their ideas and notes in order. Then, the actual writing stage will be much more focused.

 

Mahmud

21

Time4Writing.com

http://www.time4writing.com/

Time4Writing.com is mostly known for the eight-week online writing courses it offers. However, the website is also a great source of free resources in seven categories: teaching writing, writing skills, writing sentences, writing paragraphs, writing mechanics, writing essays and standardized-test writing.

Mahmud

22

The Story Kitchen

http://www.brucevanpatter.com/storykitchen.html

This site starts a story for you using the elements you choose and then asks you to finish it. With a focus on youth-friendly protagonists like superheroes and genius kids, Bruce Van Patter's Story Kitchen is excellent practice for young writers.

Mahmud

23

Scholastic

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/index.htm

If you are looking for a site that inspires and covers the basics of writing, Scholastic is the place to be. The site is great for kids and teachers.

Mahmud

24

Book-in-a-Week

http://www.book-in-a-week.com/

The Book-In-A-Week website is for serious young writers who want a challenge. The writing community encourages creativity by asking members to write as much as possible the first week of every month.

Mahmud

25

WritingTrack

http://writetrack.davidsgale.com/pls/apex/f?p=228:LOGIN:30432165607160

Are you having trouble motivating yourself to write even a single word? Improve your writing skills by using a website like WriteTrack, which maps and charts your daily writing progress via your word count. Set a goal for yourself and watch as your graph grows!

Mahmud

26

Daily Page

https://www.dailypage.co/

Want to get into the habit of writing every day, but don't know what to write about? Daily Page emails you a writing prompt every morning, and you have the rest of the day to write your response. Once you've written your response to the prompt, you can either share it or keep it private.

Mahmud

27

Plain Language

http://www.plainlanguage.gov/

Dedicated to improving communication from the US Federal Government to the Public, this website provides valuable tips for clear and concise writing.

Mahmud

28

Netspeak

http://www.netspeak.org/

Netspeak is a really helpful site to help you write better. It helps you find the word or phrase you’re looking for by suggesting common combinations organized by frequency.

Mahmud

29

The Write Practice

http://thewritepractice.com/

Of course, absolutely no one has enough time to write. But you’ve got 15 minutes a day, don’t you? You know you spend at least that much time every day whining about how you don’t have time write. The Write Practice is all about creating a daily practice of writing, even if it’s for a short period of time. The site also features stellar advice for writing teachers looking to inspire others.It’s a veritable writing love fest.

Mahmud

30

Critique Circle

http://www.critiquecircle.com/

If you’re willing to pitch in a little time to critique other writers, you can use this site to post your own stories for free. Or, for a nominal fee, writers can post their own work right away. We love CC because they cater to neurotic writers worried about the safety of sharing their work online and offer the option to hide your story when you’ve received all the feedback you want.

Mahmud

31

My Writers Circle

http://mywriterscircle.com/

With more than 45,000 members, this online community features peer review threads for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scripts, as well as job posts, games and a business-free chat room. Membership and the ability to post your work are completely free.

Mahmud

32

Brain Pickings

https://www.brainpickings.org/

Writers create their own worlds, but being able to view the one in which they live through the eyes of another can prove invaluable. Check out this website by Maria Popova and be inspired by another writer’s take on the lessons learned in the process of writing and living.

Mahmud

33

Write to done

http://writetodone.com/

Mary Jaksch isn’t just a writing coach—she’s a psychotherapist and a black belt in karate too. Maybe that’s why Write to Done is able to hack away at hacky writing advice and help authors identify which writing skills they need to sharpen. This site is aimed at those who want to improve their writing skills for everything from fiction to blog posts to sales pitches. We love the writing prompts aimed at keeping our creative juices flowing

Mahmud

34

IPA Typewriter

http://www.e-lang.co.uk/mackichan/call/pron/type.html

 

This website is useful to phonetics teachers who may want to add phonemes to their question papers or worksheets

M Adil

 


Date of Last Update: 7/10/2017

Contributors: Dr. Munassir Alhamami (mhamame@kku.edu.sa) and  Mohammed Mahmudul Haque (Mahmudul Haque (malhg@kku.edu.sa)

This page will be periodically updated by the contributors listed above.

 

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