Writing / Researching Tools
6+1 Trait Writing
Introduction to the 7 key qualities that define strong writing. For depth, click on the "Rubrics (Scoring Guide)."
A+ Research and Writing
Step by Step guide to researching and writing a paper and finding information in cyberspace. From Internet Public Library.
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Learn about public forum, cross-examination, and Lincoln-Douglas debates, as well as research strategies and tips.
Links to reference materials, writing labs, and writing-related web sites.
Five Paragraph Essay
Learn to be proficient in writing different types of essays. Step-by-step guide for grades 5-9.
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Takes you step by step from choosing your topic to adding the finishing touches.
Library Research for Teens
Step-by-step instructions developing research skills using library resources, books, articles, and web resources. Spanish and English language version.
Guides created by the Internet Public Library 2 to help you get started doing research on a particular topic, both online and at your library.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Find information on general writing (the writing process, grammar & punctuation, etc.), research and citation (conducting and using research, APA style, MLA style, and Chicago Manual of Style), professional writing, creative writing, job search writing, and much more.
School Research Topics
Colorado government sites on health, history, criminal justice, energy, education, law, kids' pages, etc.
Study Guides and Strategies
Guides cover topics such as learning strategies, how to study effectively, time/project management, reading critically, research, the process and types of writing, test preparation and taking, memorization, and more.
Teen Writing Resources
Primarily for fantasy and science fiction writers. Includes links to workshops and contests.
How to write essays, research papers, biographies, book reports, and more.
Writing with Writers
Students work with well known authors, editors, and illustrators in exclusive online workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills. Learn to write poetry, biography, news articles, mystery, folktales, and more!
An online community for writers and reading of all interests and skill levels. Requires free registration.
How Do I?
- East Teen Manga Club
- Old Colorado City Council- OC3 Teen Advisory Board
- Briargate Teen Anime/Manga Club
- Rockrimmon After School-Earth Day Project-Duct Tape Wallet
- Scribes and Bards
- GameStar Mechanics!
- Teen Craft "Earth Day Globes" week 3
- Teen Free Time
- Teens On Laptops!
- High Prairie Chess Club
Social Media Links
21st Century Library
Adult Literacy / ESL
Cheyenne Mountain Library
Friends of Manitou Library
High Prairie Library
Manitou Springs Library
Old Colo. City Council (OC3)
Old Colo. City Library
Page One Writer's Group
Penrose Library Teens
Teens at Briargate (TAB)
Teens at Manitou
Ute Pass Library