The web-based educational web tool, WriterReader, allows elementary students as young as three to create and share books. 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. In as little as six weeks, students have been shown to improve their literacy.
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 Google 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 to the Kids’ Library.
Teachers can view the usernames of each student in their class from the dashboard.
WriteReader is web based and currently operates best using the Chrome browser. The classroom app available for iPad does not sync books online but books will be saved locally on the device. The App will work fine if you have 1:1 iPads in your classroom, but you will not see student’s work in the Teacher’s Dashboard. We are working on Safari browser support and a full integration of iPad and web version.
If you are a teacher, you create a class which creates a class code visible next to the class. If you are a student, your teacher will provide you with the code for your class. If you are a parent wanting to help your kid log on, you need to get the class code from your kid’s teacher. If your kid is not using WriteReader in school, you can create your own account under “Get started as Home User”.
Teachers and students can access their published books anytime from the Kids’ Library.
When a student creates a book, it is automatically visible in My Class for all students with the same class code. Kids’ Library is a public space, and only teachers have the ability to publish students’ work to the Kids’ Library.
If a student can’t find his or her book, they have probably logged in using a wrong name: If they i.e type Susann by mistake instead of Susan, but use the right class code, they will be logged into the right class but as someone “new”. That can seem like their books are gone or, if they find it on the class’ bookshelf, like they can see the book but not edit it. Try to sign out and in again, using the correct name.
If a student can’t edit his or her book, they have probably logged in using a wrong name: If they i.e type Susann by mistake instead of Susan, but use the right class code, they will be logged into the right class but as someone “new”. That can seem like their books can’t be edited. Only teachers and the author can edit books. Try to sign out and in again, using the correct name.
Once a teacher publishes a book to the Kids’ Library, the book can be shared via email, digital download, print, or through social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google +).
The Kids’ Library is a virtual library that stores and displays students’ books.
To change your password, hover your username in the upper-right corner, then click on "User profile" in the drop down menu. In the Profile pop-up, you will see the "Change password" option.
If you have forgotten your password, click "Forgot Password?" in the sign in form to receive an email and reset it from scratch.
For more information, reach out to the WriteReader team at email@example.com