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Tool #84: Lightning Bug

Type:  Online Writing Instruction

Teacher:  Middle/Upper Level (Language Arts, Creative Writing)

Student Use:  Practice writing skills, Story development

Lightning Bug takes all the best components of teaching writing and puts it into digital format for you and your students to explore.  Has an area of the site dedicated to teachers, but the site also has links to plot development, voice, character … all the things that must be considered for story writing. 



May 11, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. Lightning Bug is a great site; lots to explore. Creator Martin Jorgensen’s new blog/compilation project called The Digital Narrative at has some cool techie teaching approaches which your readers might enjoy.

    Lovin’ the tools! Keep them coming!

    Comment by Keith Schoch | May 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the URL, Keith.
    And, thanks for the encouragement! Much appreciated.

    Comment by C Mayfield | May 12, 2009 | Reply

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