The Read Write Think site by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has been revamped and looks pretty spiffy. There are a whole lot of resources at this site. I’ve used a few — the comic creator, for one, and it is a nice and easy way to get kids creating comics on the computer.
But others include:
What I like is that all of the activities are sorted in a variety of ways — from grade levels, to types of activities, to learning objectives, and more. Add to that that there are lesson plans and support materials for the various projects, and you have a wonderful place to explore and add new elements to your classroom.
The banner also is inviting to parents, and I like that. I wonder how many parents actually come to the site (who are not teachers) and show it to their own children?
And this flier (pdf) is a nice thing to have on hand to pass out to parents as it extols the virtues of reading and writing beyond the classroom walls, and gives some advice to parents.
Peace (on the web),