Want to save some time? You can edit the instructions, prompts, sections, and rubrics of any assignment in our Explore library using these directions.
Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own assignment in Writable with the help of our Writable creation wizard.
Tip! Looking to create a simple short response activity for daily writing? Check out this article!
1. Once you log in to Writable, you can create an assignment from the 'My Assignments' page or the 'Explore' page by clicking the blue 'Create New Assignment' button on the left menu.
2. The first screen will guide you through selecting the type of assignment you want to create. Choose if your assignment will include readings and the basic format you'd like the assignment to have. Then click 'Let's Go'.
Note: For this example, we'll create an assignment with a reading passage, a planning section, and a writing section.
3. If you chose an assignment with a reading, add your reading(s) by clicking 'Manage Readings'. You can paste text or upload a PDF as a reading passage.
Note: If you decide not to include a reading, click 'Skip this Step'.
4. Add your prompt by clicking 'Write Prompt'. Write your prompt in the text box. You also have the option to add a Video Link and upload an image. Then click 'Done.
5. If you included a Planning section, you'll be prompted to select a planner. Click 'Open Editor' to choose a graphic organizer for your assignment.
6. Choose a graphic organizer from the Writable library by using the navigation arrows or the drop-down menu. Click 'Select' to add it to your assignment.
Click 'Preview' to see how the graphic organizer will look to students.
7. Add a rubric to your Drafting section to help writers and reviewers evaluate writing. Click 'Choose Rubric' to open the Rubric Explorer.
8. In 'Explore Rubrics' you can use the filters on the left side to narrow down your results by grade band or level, genre and scale. For more information on finding a rubric, click here.
9. Click on a 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'. To copy and make adjustments to a rubric, follow these directions.
10. (Optional) If you'd like to set up RevisionAid in your assignment to provide students with AI feedback to improve revision, click 'Configure RevisionAid'. Click here to learn more about setting up RevisionAid key themes. Click 'Skip This Step' if you do not want to set up key themes.
11. 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. Click 'Finish' to save your assignment.
Tip! Including the grade level, class, or year in your assignment title can help you locate assignments more quickly.
12. Congratulations! Your new assignment will now be listed on your My Assignments page and can be previewed, assigned to students, or shared with other teachers at your school.