17 May 2018


Children are naturally curious about the world. They love to dig up worms, build things, and count the stars. Fortunately, there is a movement in education called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to focus on those things that they are interested in. Does this mean that literacy teachi...

26 Apr 2018

poetry It has been said that “painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” (Plutarch) But is it possible for young children to paint a picture with words? Of course it is! Let’s begin by looking at a favorite poem of many teachers and students, which was written by Beatrice Schenk de Re...

Multiple Options: Six Ways to Use the Adult Writing Field in WriteReader
07 Apr 2018

We all love to have options, whether it’s in the color of our car or the entrees on a menu. Student voice and choice are important in education today, and it’s just as important for teachers and parents.

WriteReader provides multiple options for adults to support students’ writing. You can use the...

06 Mar 2018

Are you looking for an innovative way to report on student progress? Well, look no further than WriteReader. There are so many ways for multimedia books to be a part of your students’ representations of learning.

Formative assessment
Formative assessment is when a teacher analyzes a range of stu...

Inspiration for meaningful writing activities
27 Feb 2018

Educators and parents who want to motivate and inspire kids with meaningful writing activities can find some interesting writing categories, questions, and prompts below.


Write a book about yourself and your characteristics/interests

  • Add facts like age, height, hair and eye co...

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