Writing Matters, (www.writingmatters.org), a new writing program geared to grades is now offering free, safe web publishing tools for English Language Arts Teachers who want to turn their writing classrooms into vibrant publishing communities.

Offering a comprehensive set of writing units, Writing Matters spans the most commonly taught writing genres from memoirs to persuasive writing to poetry. Each writing unit includes a set of funny animations about key writing strategies as told by a cast of middle school students. Content was provided by national writing experts including authors such as Georgia Heard and Dr. Heather Lattimer.

Writing Matters was created by Teaching Matters, a non profit organization dedicated to improving learning through innovative technology. The free publishing tools are being underwritten with generous support from the New York Community Trust and CitiFoundation.

To sign up your classroom for this free publishing tool and join a growing community of online writers, sign up here (http://www.writingmatters.org/user/register) for a free account and online tutorial.

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