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...
25 Feb 2018

How do you know which images motivate students to write the best stories? Probably by asking them!images of cars

As part of making a new image bank category about cars, we decided to interview 60 students from first to third grade to help us find the best images for story creation. They were able to provide u...

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