How do I create an assignment?

Build your own assignments from scratch using the Create tab in Writable, along with AI Suggested Prompts.

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In this article, we will walk through the steps to create an assignment with the Custom Assignment Wizard. You can also choose these options from the 'Create' tab on Writable.

  • High 5: Quick Write: Perfect for short, 5-minute daily writing activities the High 5: Quick Write creator includes AI Suggested Prompts and a simple skill tracking component.

  • Essay Assignment: Jump into an essay assignment with the Quick Essay creator. Enter your own prompt or use the AI Prompt Suggestions to build an assignment graded with a full (customizable) rubric and optional readings.

  • AI Assisted Assignment Wizard: Follow the guided steps below to customize an assignment to include multiple sections, short responses, graphic organizers, and more with the Advanced Assignment Builder.

1. From the 'Create' page, choose 'Custom Assignment' on the left side.

2. Choose the type of assignment you'd like to create, whether you want to include a reading and the basic format you'd like the assignment to have. Then click 'Next'.

For this example, we'll create a "Plan & Write" Assignment, with a graphic organizer and essay section.

3. Add your reading(s) by clicking 'Add Readings'. You can paste text or upload a PDF as a reading passage. If you decide not to include a reading, click 'Skip this Step'.

4. Write your prompt in the text box.Then click 'Next'.

5. If you included a Planning section, you'll be prompted to select an organizer. Click 'Browse Organizers' to choose a graphic organizer for your assignment.

6. Choose a graphic organizer from the Writable library using the navigation arrows or the drop-down menu. Click 'Select' to add it to your assignment.

7. 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 language (Spanish or English), grade band or level, genre, and scale. For more information on finding a rubric click here.

9. Click on a rubric to expand and view its details. To add the rubric to the assignment click 'Use Rubric'. To copy and make adjustments to a rubric follow these directions.

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. 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.

11. 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.

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