Here is the letter I sent out with summer resources: Summer Letter 2019
Here are some links and ideas to encourage summer writing, spelling and vocabulary skills:
Students have access to Vocabulary/Spelling City (www.spellingcity.com OR download the free “VocabularySpellingCity app) over the summer. There are various activities that support spelling skills and vocabulary development that we have been using during the school year. Students typically use the same username/password for this as they do for News-o-matic. Students can search lists or topics to build their spelling and vocabulary skills.
Story Jumper! Wonderful site where students can create and write books online for free. If you choose, you can also order hard copies of books your children write.
Storybird: Storybird is a site that allows users to create their very own personalized stories. The site is committed to sparking user imagination by providing a variety of colorful and vibrant Illustrations that ignite creativity.
Scribblitt: This site was created by a mom that wanted to develop a program for her daughter that loved to write stories. It is a place that makes creating a story easy with the ability to share with others or purchase a finished product. You do have to create a user account that makes you a member. Becoming a member gives you free access to creating stories, comics, illustrations and the ability to publish your own work and make your own special products.
Fun site that helps you come up with some creative writing ideas—check it out…Let’s Get Creative: http://www.brucevanpatter.com/funstuff.html
ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. With Printing Press students can create a booklet, flyer, brochure, or newspaper fairly easily. There is a nice guide that walks you through the process and the focus is on writing,
Writing Bugs: Get some fun writing ideas, and print out pages to write them on.
Welcome to tlsbooks.com, where you’ll find a variety of free printable creative writing activities for young people. Our printable classroom materials include thank you notes, blank themed writing paper, poetry activities, and more. It is our hope that your students enjoy all aspects of the writing process and learn about themselves and the world around them in the process.
4th Grade Language Arts Skill builders:
Practice grammar, punctuation and spelling skills using Every Day Edits: