There are numerous sites that will capture the attention of students and will increase their writing and reading skills.

Kerpoof Create artwork, make an animated movie, create printed cards, mugs and t-shirts.

Make Beliefs Comix Create your own comic strip

ToonDoo Create your own comic strip and read others

MaiNada Sketch your animated comic online

BookBuilder Create your universally designed books online and share them

Letterpop Creare up to 10 free newsletter a year or purchase the ability to produce more. There are premade templates and you can easily create a newsletter by typing in text and dragging and dropping in photos and clipart.

Scribus Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.