Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story


I’m doing a unit on writing a story with my Beginning English Language Learners, and, since I’m taking them to the computer lab tomorrow, I wanted to see if I could pull together some useful online interactives for them.

I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list, and I welcome your suggestions.

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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Writing A Story:

Elements Of A Story comes from Annenberg.

Brainpop, Jr. has some nice accessible movies, though, of course, you have to pay for them or get a free trial:




The Oswego City School District has a series of nice free interactives:


Find the Character


Setting II

Folk and Fairy Tales comes from River Deep.

Test Tutor comes from Harcourt.

Short Story Unit comes from the Calgary Academy.

Flocabulary has a video on storytelling elements that’s not accessible to English Language Learners, but they do have a simple graphic organizer that could be useful.

Additional suggestions are encouraged, please.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Hey Larry,

    How about “Best sites for learning keyboarding over the summer break?”

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