You can edit the assignment instructions, prompts, and rubrics for any assignment in 'Explore'. If you'd prefer to start from scratch and build an assignment yourself, just do the following:

1. Log into Writable, you'll see a blue '+' button in two places:

In a tile on the 'My Assignments' page...

and in the top right corner of the 'Explore' page.

2. Click the '+' button to start creating your assignment. Then click 'Continue'.

3. The first screen will guide you through selecting the type of assignment you want to create. Click the dropdown at the top of the screen and select the 'assignment type' your students will be working on.

4. Click 'Let’s Go' when you’re ready.

5. Click 'Write Prompt' to create your prompt.

Note: Your prompt will require different components depending on what type of assignment you’re creating. For example, a Write & Review doesn’t require a reading passage but a Response to Reading will guide you through adding one.

6. Write your 'Prompt' into the text box, add a 'Video Link' (if you'd like), and upload an image.

Click the 'Preview' button at the bottom right of the screen to see a preview of your prompt and make adjustments if necessary. Click 'Next' when you’re happy with your prompt and are ready to keep going.

7. Next, click 'Pick Rubric' to choose a rubric for your assignment.

8. The 'Rubric Explorer' has published rubric sets that you can customize. Use the filters on the left side to narrow down your results by grade band or level, genre, category, scale, and skill:

  • Grade band: Elementary, Middle, or High
  • Grade Level: 3-12
  • Genre: Argument, Informational, Narrative, or Opinion
  • Category: Assessment, Essay, Guided Response, or Short Response
  • Scale: 3 or 4 stars
  • Skill: These are a set of writing skills our curriculum team has developed that correspond to various state standards and measures of growth.

Note: You can use as many of the filters as you want to narrow your results.

9. Click on the rubric to expand and see more information about what items the rubric includes, as well as scale, genre, etc. When you find a rubric you want to use, click 'Use Rubric'.

10. Finally, give your assignment a title. Your assignment should have a different title from the other assignments you've saved to 'My Assignments' and should be student-friendly. Students will see the title of the assignment in their accounts once it is assigned.

Click 'Preview' to see your assignments as students will see it or click 'Finish' to complete it.

Note: You can share your assignment on social media or individually with colleagues by clicking on the icons. Shareable links are not intended for student use.

11. Your new assignment will now be listed under your 'Inactive Assignments' and can be assigned to students or shared with other teachers at your school.

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