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Global Read Aloud 2020

The Global Read Aloud (GRA) was created in 2010 by Pernille Ripp, a Danish-American teacher, author, literacy expert, and speaker. The GRA blog asks the question “Why the GRA?” and answers it in this way:  “Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs…

New Scary WriteReader Content

We have added 20 new Halloween images just in time to inspire spooky writing for your students. Here are 8 writing prompts that will help scaffold students writing. What is the scariest thing that you have ever experienced? What makes it so scary? What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? Write what…

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.…

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…

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