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Writing and Handwriting Resources

Need ideas? Looking for copywork? Learning about the writing process? Look here for websites offering parents and students writing resources and instructional materials, free printable handwriting practice worksheets and copywork, >interactive tools, and more. For retail curriculum products and non-free resources, see our writing curriculum section.

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Book Report Now!
Five fast and easy steps to finding a book and writing a great book report. Brought to you by Random House.
Book Report Sandwich Station
Here's a great way to gather all the ingredients you'll need to write a tasty book report. With each sandwich layer, you'll enter a different piece of important information. Once you've made a sandwich, creating your book report will be a snap!
Book Report Wizard
How to write a book report: plot, setting, genre, characters, themes and more. The Book Report Wizard tells all!
Great Source iwrite
Great Source iwrite is a collection of writing resources and support for educators, students in grades 5-12, and parents. Find writing lessons, graphic organizers, assessments, and tips for helping your child become a better writer, thinker, and learner. Students will find step-by-step support for completing writing assignments.
Handwriting for Kids
Learning to write numbers and letters is an important tasks for children. It should be exciting and an enjoyable activity through which children can experience success. At Handwriting for Kids, each lesson is featured on its own page, and kids are shown in simple steps how to write the numbers, letters, and sentences. Kids can trace uppercase and lowercase letters, and even blank sheets are provided for kids to practice more before their next lessons!
Handwriting Worksheets
Automatically make stunning handwriting worksheets saving you hours of time! Choose from all common printing styles including Block Print - D'Nealian Style - and Cursive Connected Letters. Click the MAKE WORKSHEET button and Presto - instant handwriting worksheets free of charge.
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Excellence in Writing produces a comprehensive Christian writing program designed to teach students HOW to write. There website is a great resource for parents, as you will find ebooks, informational articles, free audio downloads and webinars, and more.
Let's Get Creative! Assembly Program on Creative Writing
Bruce Van Patter offers free activities and information on all kinds of things that are meant to get creative juices flowing. You'll find fun writing activities, including story starters in The Story Kitchen and questions you can ask to build your own character in Mugshots.
PIZZAZ! is dedicated to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with copyable (yes, copyable!) handouts for use with students of all ages. Permission is given to use these resources for in-class, non-profit use only.
Purdue OWL - Online Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
Special Writing Paper
from alphabet-soup.net. Alphabet Soup is a site for teachers, parents, and children. Alphabet Soup contains thematic units, holiday units, games and activities for kids; teacher and parent resources; and crafts, humor and recipes for all!
Story Writing Tips for Kids
If you follow these tips, you should end up with a great story plan. Then your attitude will change from "How can I fill three pages?" to "How can I tell this magnificent story in only three pages?"
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather
Writing Fun explains the types of text commonly written in schools with student examples showing text structures, grammatical features and publishing ideas. This is an interactive writing help site that includes downloads for off-line use.
Writing with Writers
Students work with authors, editors, and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills.
Writing Wizard
The writing worksheet wizard automatically makes handwriting practice worksheets for children. You can create writing practice sheets in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser style, in print or cursive form - and it's all for free! Make alphabet worksheets or spelling practice sheets.
Home of the interactive writing prompts. This free-to-use website has oodles of resources for writing. Learn about writing traits, the writing process, genres and modes, and more!

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