Writing

Friendly Letter
**http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000144.htm**
Click "More on Personal Letters" to get a description of each part of a friendly letter.

**http://www.letterwritingguide.com/friendlyletterformat.htm**
This has a nice 1 page visual with descriptions. Be sure to click the "Sample Friendly Letter" link at the bottome to see an example.
Leads
**http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/sixtrait/organization/leads.html**
This site lists quite a few examples of different types of leads, some of them being useful for essay writing.

**http://www.mcte.org/resources/laneleads.html**
Here are some examples from well-known Writing teacher, Barry Lane. I learned a lot from him.
Make a Book
AccordionBook.jpg
Click the picture above to link to a website to make this book.

Parts of Speech
**http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/730/1/**
Overview of the basic parts of speech

**http://newton.uor.edu/facultyfolder/rider/adjectives.htm**
Adjectives

**http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/536/01/**
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Poetry
**//http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/poetry///**
This site is a great introduction to poetry. Currently free, this video may require a subscription later on. If that's the case, it's worth the investment as a family.
Story Elements
//www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/6-12/**story**_**elements**.ppt//
This site reviews, via slide show, important elements that you should include in your writing

//http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/index.html//
This site shows you the elements of a story through an interactive story.

//http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/engramja/elements.html#CONFLICT//
Classroom teacher, Mrs. Engram, shares excellent comprehensive information about each story element.



Story Mapping
**http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/**
You can make and print a Character Map, conflict Map, Resolution map, or Setting Map. The only drawback is that you can't save them, so be sure they are proofread and edited before you print it up.
Writing Traits
**http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/teacherlinks/sixtraits/sixtraits.html**
This site explains the six writing traits.
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Click the picture to see mentor texts for each trait.