Celebrate National Poetry Month

Apr 2022

Inspire your students to flex their creative writing with Writable's Poetry assignments. Activities include responding to famous poems and using model poems to write their own verses. Students can also add pictures and videos in their submissions to enhance their poetry. Click the links below to explore!

Prep and Schedule Assignments Ahead of Time

Mar 2022

Teachers can now schedule assignments to be published on a future date using the 'Hide Until' assignment option.

While assigning, check the 'Hide from students until...' box to select a future date for the assignment to become active. Assignments can also be pushed to the linked LMS (ex. Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas) at the set time.

Check Similar Papers with Originality Check

Mar 2022

From the assignment dashboard, teachers can now use the Originality Check report to see similar writing from other students in their school. Reviewing the specific submissions allows teachers to see the similarity across papers and get additional information for addressing plagiarism concerns.

Get Students Writing Daily with High 5s!

Feb 2022

Get your students thinking about and responding to what’s happening in your classroom right now with Writable’s new High 5 Assignments! This type of assignment, sometimes referred to as an Icebreaker, Do Now, Bell Ringer, Entrance or Exit Ticket, Warm Up, and more, is great for engaging students with writing for about five minutes on a daily basis.

Get inspired with 15 Everyday Ways to Use High 5 Assignments or click here to read more about creating a High 5 assignment.

We want to hear from you! Our High 5 assignments are new to Writable and we appreciate your feedback. Have you tried a High Five assignment or have a great idea on how to use them? Let us know on Twitter or share it with fellow educators in Writable’s Facebook Group!

Monitor Writable Usage and Engagement (for Administrators)

Jan 2022

Writable’s Usage Report helps administrators support their teachers in getting the most out of Writable. Administrators can see which teachers have logged in, assigned to their classes, and graded. Informational resources are linked in the report to help coach teachers with the next step in Writable.

Spotlight on Native American Heritage

Nov 2021

In this collection you’ll find assignments that help students research Native American inventions, write poetry inspired by Joy Harjo (U.S. poet laureate and Muscogee Nation member), compose arguments about the importance of honoring Indigenous names for landmarks, and learn about historical figures like Sacajawea, Sitting Bull, Maria Tallchief, Crazy Horse, and more.

Check out the assignments for your grade level:

Back to School with Writable!

Aug 2021

Writable is excited to share the many things we’ve been working on to make 2021-2022 the best school year yet!

  1. Find assignments on the new Explore page:

    • Choose from 1,000 prompts and assignments in a more visually appealing and intuitive way.

    • Check out New & Featured content categories for some of our most popular assignments.

  2. Connect Reading + Writing with multiple features that help teachers assign and assess:

  3. Assign Short Response Questions & Quick Feedback:

  4. Guide and support students earlier in the writing process with AI Insights:

  5. Support Social Emotional Learning with new prompts:

    • Get to know your students with new prompts based on the CASEL framework.

    • Focus on narrative writing in SEL theme areas such as Self-Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills.

    • Click to view the Elementary, Middle, and High School assignments.

  6. See Student Performance and Recommended Assignments:

    • Include multiple graded assignments over a period of time to see student performance data and recommended steps and assignments for additional practice with the Student Proficiency & Recommendation Report.

    • View students in performance groups and export skill and standard scores by group.

    • Find and assign targeted assignments to differentiated groups.

    • Next up! Soon teachers will be able to look back at student performance from the previous year to understand their writing strengths and needs.

  7. Integrate easier with Canvas Enhancements [Requires admin set up]:

  8. Check out some Additional Features: Based on customer input, we fine-tuned many parts of our grading, scaffolding, and AI features.

    • Allow more grading control over multi-section assignments. When working with multi-section assignments (for example, those that have a Planner tab and a Draft tab), take control over how much each tab/section contributes to the overall grade. Sections can count for a large percentage of the grade – or even 0% –if they will be truly formative. Scores will sync to the LMS when all non-zero sections are graded.

    • RevisionAid improvements for Short Response writing. Working closely with our AI partner, we have improved the accuracy of RevisionAid feedback for Short Response writing.

  9. For HMH Customers: Review Ed and Writable Changes

Support students with more Differentiated Assignments

Apr 2021

Check out our new High School skill activities, providing three levels of guidance to support students. Using graphic organizers, sentence starters, and additional text accommodations, you can assist all learners as they build proficiency in analysis and writing skills, enabling them to move to greater levels of independence.

Grammar, spelling, and syntax support with GrammarAid

Mar 2021

Writable's newest tool, GrammarAid, provides students with on-demand grammar, spelling, and syntax suggestions. When using GrammarAid, students can access tutorial videos and explanations to better understand concepts as they write. Teachers will also see GrammarAid scores and gain more insight into their students' writing progress.

Learn with us on Writable Academy

You’ll find all the resources you need to learn how to best support your students and grow great writers on Writable Academy. Be sure to check back regularly for new resources and events!

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