Frequently asked questions



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How does WriteReader work?

Students using WriteReader (with or without the help of an adult) will hear letters and the sounds they make as they author their own books. The process allows them to become authors while learning to read by writing.

How is WriteReader different than other writing platforms?

Unlike other writing tools, WriteReader teaches students to read by writing and experimenting with letters and their sounds. Very young students can become authors with the help of a teacher or parent before they know how to read on their own. The active process of creating books is scientifically proven to help children learn to read and write.

Does WriteReader work with iPads?

Yes, you can use WriteReader through the Safari browser through the iPad. You will get the full benefit of teachers dashboard, student management, image search and image bank.

The native iPad app “Classroom” will be deprecated by August 1st 2018. We recommend using the Safari browser instead as the web version is optimized for tablets:

Is student privacy protected?

Student privacy is always protected when using WriteReader. There is no student data collected in order to use WriteReader. All students need in order to join is the teacher’s class code and their first name. There are no advertisements and third parties never have access to any student information that is provided in WriteReader. The Pixabay safe search within the program filters for age appropriate images. When students create a book, it is automatically saved and visible on their class bookshelf.Only teachers have the ability to publish students’ work by creating a sharable link of the book.

What if a student forgets their username?

Teachers can view the usernames of each student in their class from the dashboard.

Which browsers and devices does WriteReader support? is web based and works in the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, FireFox and Edge browser. The WriteReader app works on desktop, laptop, tablets and smartphones.

Are images found in image search free to use?


How do I get a class code?

If you are a teacher, you create a class which auto-creates a class code visible next to the class.

If you are a parent wanting to help your child to log on, you need to get the class code from your child's teacher. If your child is not using WriteReader in school, you can create your own account.

How do I change my password?

If you want to change your password you can use the "Forgot your password?" on the login screen. This will send you an email with a link, from which you can create a new password.

I have forgotten my password, what do I do?

If you have forgotten your password, click "Forgot your password?" in the sign in form to receive an email and reset it from scratch.

How can I share the books with parents and others?

Teachers can share students books by creating a shareable online link by swiping the “Link sharing” button. Only users with the link will be able to read the book.

For more information, reach out to the WriteReader team at

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