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:
Go to app.writable.com.
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.
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: 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:
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
+ 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:
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
STEP FOUR: GUIDE & GRADE STUDENT WRITING
Now you can start guiding your students and monitoring their progress:
Incorporate RevisionAid feedback from your students’ writing.
Check for plagiarism in student work
Export scores to Google Sheets or CSV
Tip: Over time, you can progress monitor and differentiate instruction in ‘Report’.