NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Curricular Resources in Writing
Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of Writing. CLN's theme
pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow
curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers
will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about
this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans)
which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
Clip Art Theme Page
For writers looking to add images to their electronic creations, this CLN theme page has links to a variety of clip art collections.
English Grammar and Style Theme Page
Journalism Theme Page
Pictures Theme Page
A set of links to web sites that have their own searchable collections of pictures, offer a search engine for finding pictures, or provide a metalist of links to photographs of a particular type.
Plagiarism Theme Page
Your Creative Works On-Line Theme Page
Spelling Theme Page
General Writing Resources
Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information
and/or other links related to Writing. Please read our
Collection of Reference Materials
- Click this button to go to the CLN page which contains links to various
Reference Materials, including on-line dictionaries, thesauri, and factbooks.
an Expert: Writing
- CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field
who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students
and teachers. Questions/answers on Writing may be found in our "All Subjects"
section at the top of the page, the "English/Language Arts" section, as well
as the general "Reference" section.
Prose Style and Mechanics
- An on-line pamphlet describing twelve basic principles of good prose style
Online Writing Support Center
- Learn how the Internet can enrich your writing. There are also resources
which can introduce and refine skills in expository writing, research and
- Garbl's Writing Resources Online
- A metalist of links to resources on the web about writing. Categories include:
Grammar, Style and Usage, Plain Writing, Words, Reference Sources, Writing
Experts, Active Writing, Word Play, Writing Bookshelf and Favorite Writers.
The Writer's Resource
- This meta-list can help you improve your writing style, master grammar,
and increase your writing's publishing potential. Some of the "writers' resources"
include style guides and on-line writing labs.
Online Writing Assistant
- This site gives advice to students on such topics as discovering what to
write, organizing your writing, revising your writing, editing your writing,
writing informal essays, etc. Included with the advice are suggested learning
- An entire Web site for writers in English composition courses featuring
handouts on Getting Started, Structure, Tone, Transitions, Editing, Logic,
Formats, Rhetorical Patterns, Argumentative Essays, Research Papers, and more
- accompanied by an abundance of successful sample essays.
Purdue University On-line Writing Lab
- A WWW site that consists of writing resources - reference materials on
format (MLA, APA) and grammar, as well as links to other writing labs on the
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
- A meta-list of about 100 links to writing-related resources.
- TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "writing"
will produce numerous hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these
lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson
objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the
lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the
lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the
tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.
University of Victoria Writer's Guide
- The English Department of the University of Victoria has prepared this
guide as an introduction to the process of writing. Chapter selections allow
students to learn more about the writing process for essays, paragraphs, sentences,
word selection, grammar, and more.
- Although this site from Purdue University is intended for post secondary
students, there's a lot of practical advice that would be suitable for younger
students. The major sections of the site include: General Writing Concerns,
Writing Research Papers & Citing Sources, Writing in the Job Search, Parts
of Speech, Sentence Construction, Punctuation, and Spelling. Each section
has numerous subtopics.
Writing the Five Paragraph Essay
- This document explains the five paragraph essay in detail. The author also
has a similar document on Writing
Introductory Paragraphs which gives five ways to grab a reader's attention.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in English Writing. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in literature or poetry), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here
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