This is a wonderful FREE tool for creating beautiful illustrated texts. Children can select artwork to insert into their stories from a huge bank of illustrations. Books can be written individually or collaboratively and then published online. Purpose, audience and engagement are all available on this website. Teachers can even set up logins so that children can use the site safely. A really super resource.
Lovely visual stimuli to spark children's enthusiasm for writing. The curator has collected images from across the web and organised them thematically. There are even teaching points on how to teach genres and support children's writing.
Blogging never fails to inspire young people to write with a purpose. Quadblogging is a great initiative to give children an audience for their writing. Another free and easy way to get children interested in writing.