Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Sentiments



Quote of the day:


"The power of imagination makes us infinite."

I have fun sites today regarding your child's ability to write.  It is important that kid's can read but writing is also a very important element to consider for them to have a successful literacy journey.  Here is a great website I discovered to share:

                                         www.Storybird.com

What is Storybird?  

A place where you can make, read, and share visual stories.  They invite you to join a global community of writers, readers, and artists of all ages.  It is visual storytelling for everyone.  Storybird reverses visual storytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside.  It is a space where you can get inspired and begin your writing experience in a fun, creative and professional-looking way.  And the best part?  It is free!

How people use Storybird?

Ageless people use this site to *Create  * Discover  * Learn  *Connect  *Sell  and  *Chill

There are Artwork tags to choose from, some being:  clouds, ink, books, rabbits, sing and so on and so on and so on. It is inspirational, original and most of all an imaginative playground in which to hone your writing skills.





Creative Boosters for writing:   


* Story Starters
*Creative Wrting Prompts
*Ink Provoking
*Story Spinner Online
*The Story Kitchen
*Language is a Virus
* The Dabbling Mom
*Scholastic
*About Fiction Writing
*Book-In-A-Week


source:  education-portal.com (40 of the Best Websites for Young Writers)

Story Starters was selected as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest Magazine in 2008, 2012 and 2014.  They also have Story Starters, Jr which was named the Best of the Best in Creativity!




Honourable mention:

Writing is a process that includes everything from handwriting skills to sentence construction to planning and drafting a story.  These apps will help young children along with their writing process. Some apps literally turn your iPad into a handwriting tablet for practice. 


www.readingrockets.org suggest these apps for you today:

* ABC cursive - price $0.99, Grade Level 3-5, Skill: Handwriting

* iCanWrite - price $0.99, Grade Level K-1,  Skill: Handwriting

* iWrite  Words - price $2.99, Grade Level K-1, Skill: Handwriting

* Kids Writing Pad Lite - price $0.99, Grade Level K-3, Skill: Handwriting

* Popplet - price $4.99, Grade Level 3-12,  Skill: Story Planning

* SentenceBuilder - price $5.99, Grade Level K-5, Skill: Sentence Construction

* Story Builder - price $7.99, Grade Level 1-5, Skill: Story Planning

* Teach Me - price $1.99, Grade Level 1, Skill:  Handwriting

* Toonastic - price FREE, Grade Level K-5, Skill: Story Planning

Have an amazing day everyone.  Read on and read always!  Write some too this weekend with your child too.  




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