The following are websites that provide a variety of free resources to help students with the development of their writing skills. CLICK on the icons on the left to go to the webpages and on the right is a general description of the resource. If you know of any other web based writing resources, please let me know and I will add them to my list!

Read WriteThink's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
Wordcounter ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse (is everything a "solution" for you?) or maybe just to find some keywords from a document.
Great Source iwrite is a collection of writing resources and support for educators, students in grades 5-12, and parents.
PaperRater.com is a free resource, developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students. PaperRater.com is used by schools and universities in over 46 countries to help students improve their writing.