Need some new ways to get students pumped about writing? Check out these two.
BoomWriter: Love this one because it gives students the experience of being a real writer. Students choose a topic that interests them. They write a chapter of the story and then submit it to the Editor. Then the chapters are voted on by others also using Boom Writer. The winning chapters are published online.
Write/Read/Vote… Sweet! Everybody is involved. Your class can go read other student work and vote. Talk about a way to find examples for mini-lessons. All Free! Go to the Bookstore section to see student work.
FlipSnack: Have students write. Turn their writing into PDF files. Then use FlipSnack to publish online books that really flip pages. The free version has a limit of 16 pages, but how fun is that? I mentioned QuickSnack and PhotoSnack in previous workshops and blog posts. This is another in the series of unique and helpful sites.