Independent reading and writing practice

Use storytelling tools, infographics, news websites and noticeboards to transform reading and writing homework.

An old-fashioned typewriter

It’s never been easier to read and follow interests online, especially in English, and online tools help to inspire and share professional-looking writing. We can use technology to transform reading and writing homework from paper-based, teacher-selected texts to digital collections of texts and self-published writing that learners create and manage for themselves.

Watch these short videos to help you transform reading and writing homework tasks.

Online resources for reading and writing homework

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Digital tools to inspire independent creative writing

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Creative writing homework assignments

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Using infographics and infographic tools to inspire reading and writing homework tasks

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Creating infographics

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Using news websites to inspire reading and writing homework tasks

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Online noticeboards for collaborative homework tasks

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Want to try this out in class?

Use beautiful images to inspire story writing and help learners explore their creative side with a longer-term homework project.