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Tagged With: stories

66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

Here’re a wide variety of writing tools for students. Some practice good habits, others offer options for writing requirements. See what works for you:writing

  1. Character Trading Cards
  2. Context Clues Millionaire
  3. Friendly Letter Maker
  4. Garfield teaches Writing Skills
  5. Identify the Main Idea
  6. Letter Generator
  7. Main Idea Battleship
  8. Make another story
  9. Monster Project
  10. Newspapers, posters, comics—learn to create
  11. Using a table of contents
  12. Videos—using Sock Puppets (iPads)
  13. Writing games



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42 Great Story Websites You’ll Love

1282775_princeCheck out our latest addition of great websites–Stories. There are 45 websites for grades K-5, everything from audio to international to write your own. Enjoy!

  1. Aesop Fables—no ads
  2. Aesop Fairy Tales
  3. Aesop’s Fables
  4. Childhood Stories
  5. Classic Fairy Tales
  6. Comic Creator
  7. Edutainment games and stories
  8. Fables and Fairy Tales
  9. Fables–Aesop, beautiful
  10. Fables–Aesop, nicely done
  11. Fairy tales
  12. Fairy Tales and Fables
  13. Get Writing—write your own story
  14. Interactive storybook collection
  15. Ivy Joy Fables
  16. Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books
  17. Magic Keys–stories for different ages
  18. Make a Story
  19. Make another story
  20. Make Believe Comix (more…)
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50 Ways to Tell a Story (and Each is Unique)

I was exploring the internet–part of the requirement of staying on top of my tech teacher craft–and came across Alan Levine’s fascinating presentation of fifty ways to tell the same story. Watch this video. You’ll find yourself motivated, inspired, persuaded to try at least half of them.


Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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A Story About a Bear and a Pig

Scribd has some great stories. Try this one:Once Upon a Time

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