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Retelling and Constructing Content with Callouts
11 Nov 2018

This guest blog post was written by Katie Gardner. Katie is an ESL Kindergarten teacher from North Carolina, USA and is a WriteReader ambassador.

An important standard that we teach in our Kindergarten curriculum is, “With prompting and support, retell familiar stories including key details.” To p...

22 Oct 2018

We’ve extended our exciting partnership with Sesame Street by offering a collaborative lesson plan that integrates social-emotional learning with literacy instruction.

sesame street

Kindness

Our new lesson plan incorporates the theme of kindness. There are many possible ways of teaching and learning wit...

New Story Sequence Image Bank
16 Oct 2018

There are many skills that students need when learning to communicate. One important skill for writers and readers is to learn to sequence words and ideas in a way that makes sense.

Why teach story sequence?

According to Reading Rockets, we must teach sequencing because:

  • It assists with comp...
Comics and Callouts
18 Sep 2018

WriteReader is excited to announce that we have added a new feature. Our latest feature is callouts. You may know them as speech and thought bubbles. Callouts are an easy way for young writers to add dialogue, background knowledge, insights, and creative thinking to their writing. Most of all, kids...

Supporting Productive EFL Learning
12 Sep 2018

Guest blog post by Frederikke Pape Larsen, EFL Teacher and student at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

This project was a study in the use of digital learning tools in primary school education. It took place in a primary school in Denmark, more specifically in teaching English in...

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