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Lightning Bug
Spark student writing with this useful Web site.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


Lightning Bug is a resource for students to draw on as they learn to write narratives. It focuses on fostering inspiration, finding voice, developing structure, and encouraging an interest in writing.
The site is well-organized and easily navigated. The content is divided into three main sections available from the front page of the site. There is also a list of links at the bottom of the page.

Lightning Bug is a free, fun, and valuable resource for teachers and students. The site is meant to help students find a story idea, develop the idea, and finish the story. A would-be writer may want to begin by determining what kind of writer he/she is and then continue by exploring the genres to determine what kind of story to write. A teacher resources section offers instructions for building a writing center, lesson plans, worksheets, and hand-outs for the classroom.


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