ABOUT WRITABLE

Writable is a writing program for grades 3-12 that engages and scaffolds students through the writing process while saving teachers time on prep and feedback. Writable supports whole group, small group, independent practice, and virtual learning, with the ability to support writing alongside reading in ELA and content areas.

HOW TO USE THIS SUPPORT DOCUMENT

Please note the embedded links throughout the document. These links will often provide step-by-step visual guides as you develop your expertise.


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BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Creating an account in Writable is easy and is your first step:

  1. Go to app.writable.com.
  2. Click 'I’m a teacher'.
    + We support direct login through Google or Microsoft.
    + It’s ideal to find an assignment in Writable before you use LMS platforms.
    + Once your admin has installed Schoologyor Canvas at the district level, you can also launch Writable inside your LMS.

AT-A-GLANCE

Now that you have logged in, let's get you set up:

STEP ONE: COPY, CUSTOMIZE, OR CREATE AN ASSIGNMENT

Writable has a library of more than 600 assignments and prompts and it’s easy to customize or create your own assignment. Find an assignment in Explore – many have reading passages, graphic organizers, and state-driven rubrics.

1. Click to Preview the assignment.

2. Click ‘Copy to My Assignments’.

Tips: Try act as a student feature to model the write/review process as a student.

Tip: Use the create your own assignment wizard when needed.

Tip: You can customize the prompt or checklists – try adding a reading passage!

Tip: Let us know if you own an HMH curriculum – it’s likely available in Writable.

STEP TWO: BRING YOUR STUDENTS INTO WRITABLE

Students access Writable in two ways:

  1. Students can log in at app.writable.com with Google or Microsoft.
    + This method will require you to create a class in ‘Classes’ and give them the Join Code.
  2. Students can access Writable assignments from their LMS:
    + For Google Classroom: click the “Classes” tab in Writable then import students with Google Classroom. Students will find assignments in the
    Classroom Stream.
    + For Schoology or Canvas: your admin can install Writable by following these instructions: Schoology | Canvas

Tip: Want to guide your students with a colleague? Add a co-teacher in ‘Classes’.

Tip: Students can also create a Writable login with a username & password.

STEP THREE: ASSIGN AN ASSIGNMENT

Next, find your assignment in ‘My Assignments’ and follow these steps:

Click ‘Assign’ and choose your feedback options.
1. Start small! You can work up to different feedback options over time.
Peer & Self | RevisionAid | Originality Check from Turnitin

2. Assigning from Schoology or Canvas: Create an assignment from inside your
LMS, linking it to your Writable-created assignment.

Once you assign, your assignment will appear as ‘Active’ on ‘My Assignments’:
1. All students: Students see the assignment and click ‘Write’.

2. On Google Classroom: Students will see the assignment in the
Classroom Stream.

3. On Schoology/Canvas: Students will see the assignment in their course assignments: Schoology | Canvas

Tip: You can share assignments with colleagues or archive anytime.

STEP FOUR: GUIDE & GRADE STUDENT WRITING

Now you can start guiding your students and monitoring their progress:

  1. Grade & guide student writing
  2. Incorporate RevisionAid feedback from your students’ writing.
  3. Check for plagiarism in student work
  4. Export & print student writing
  5. Export scores to Google Sheets or CSV

Tip: Over time, you can progress monitor and differentiate instruction in ‘Report’.

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