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 ReadWriteThink – Student Interactives  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. 

Interactive Sites for Education This website serves as a resourceful guide to English language arts topics. You can find educational, interactive games and simulations for grades K-5 in the categories of grammar, compound words, capitalization, phonemes and words, punctuation, poetry, reading and sight words, parts of speech, writing and rhyming.

Graphic Organizers  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.

Essay Punch- an interactive, online, essay-writing tutorial that takes students through all stages of the academic writing process. The guidance it offers is based on pre-set writing prompts and interactive exercises for the pre-writing, organizing, writing, editing and publishing stages.

Thesis Builder An automatic engine that launches a statement based upon the topic, opinions and supporting arguments the users provide in the form. 
 
Hemingway Editor This tool will highlight the common errors and long sentences that need corrections.

 The Readability Test Tool This tool tests the readability of a piece of writing according to a set of commonly used indicators.

WordCounter  This tool will not only show you your word count but also let you see your repetitive words and phrases

Citation Machine This tool provides instant citations in Chicago, Turabian, APA and MLA styles.

Purdue OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab is a comprehensive website with resources on citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and more. There are also resources on how to write in general.

Ending the Essay: Conclusions This article gives insight into writing a conclusion, which is often overlooked (despite being a vital part of an essay).

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