Pre-writing Skills

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Online tutorial that gives writers tips and guidelines to help them be observant and create their own descriptions of their world and experiences. Created by a professional writer, this guide shows professional and student writing samples, and include step by step instruction.

Interactive Tool allows students to demonstrate understanding of characters they read about. Can also be used as a prewriting tool for students to create their own characters in their own story writing.

A comprehensive click-thru guide/tutorial that explains how to compare and contrast information, gives definitions, examples of outlines (various forms of compare/contrast) and how to use transitional words to move between ideas. Checklist for students to use as they plan and write is also included.

An interactive graphic organizer that helps students map out their arguments for persuasion or debate.

Step by step interactive tutorial for writing a 5 paragraph essay. Includes Thesis, body, supporting details, conclusion and exercises to improve writing skills.

Simple easy to understand example of a five paragraph essay outlining detailed key concepts with real examples. Thesis, Body, conclusion, supporting details etc.

The web page walks a student through the process of essay writing.

An interactive tool that allows students to create a Compare/Contrast Organizer online before printing out information.