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Premium Features in WriteReader

It’s the beginning of a new school year. You have new students and perhaps a new grade to teach. And in this time of change and uncertainty, you and your students will have a new way of doing things. What’s New at WriteReader? At WriteReader, there are a few things that are new too. We’ve…

Inspiration for Using the Feedback Function

In the previous blog post, we launched our latest feature – the feedback function. It allows educators to praise students, scaffold instruction, and guide student writing. We encourage you to read that blog post to learn how to use it; and then, try it out with your students. In this post, we’d like to share…

Effective Feedback for Student Writing

Next to quality instruction, specific feedback is a major factor in promoting growth in student writing. Research tells us that vague comments such as ’good job’ do little or nothing to help student progress. Many teachers do their best to provide ’glow & grow’ statements or hold regular 1:1 writing conferences. However, there’s only so…

Create and Communicate

  Our imagination produces limitless unique and wonderful dreams and ideas. Children, especially, have that wide-eyed wonder and love to share their thinking. The most common ways for them to do so is through talking, creating (eg. drawing, building), and writing.   Communicating Our Thinking A popular method used by many ELL teachers is the…

Remote Learning Impact with WriteReader

By Janie Hachen, second grade teacher at Cottonwood Elementary in Andover, Kansas. I am always looking for fun ways to engage students in reading and especially writing. Sometimes students love to read and tell about books, but it is harder to get them to type or write their thoughts. A couple years ago I discovered…

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