New Assignments: fake news, seasons, AP practice, more!

We’re three months into 2017 and we’ve been busy! Our pilot classrooms have been giving us great feedback that we’ve used to improve on the tools already in Writable: We’ve added group support, Google export, new ways to discover writing units, and Revision Flow.

Our sequences are updated monthly to include new units contributed by our pilot teachers. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s new in Writable this month:

Elementary:

  • My Favorite Season – Pick a prompt for a favorite season, then write about it.
  • Persuasive Letter – Write a persuasive letter about a topic of your choice.
  • My Favorite Animal – Write a persuasive essay that explains which animal you think is better: a dog or a cat.

Middle:

  • Letters to the President – Write a letter to the President and use the examples from the Letters 2 the Next President campaign as a guide. (also available for high school)
  • Mission to Mars – Do research on space travel then write an essay about whether or not humans should travel to Mars.
  • Sentence Combining – Learn to construct complex sentences by combining multiple sentences into one. (Also available for elementary)

High:

  • SAT / ACT Practice – get students practice with these tests using past prompts and rubrics.
  • AP English & History Practice – Practice for the free response questions on the AP English Language Composition and History tests.
  • Combating Fake News – Research the causes and effects of fake news and write an essay on preventing its spread.
  • Diction in To Kill a Mockingbird – Read a passage from chapter 10 and then write an essay examining how diction establishes mood.
  • Revolution Op-Ed – Examine the concept of revolution and write an op-ed to submit to The New York Times editorial contest.
  • Of Mice and Men Closing Argument – Write a “closing argument” speech defending or condemning George.

To see these, and all our other sequences, just sign into app.writable.com and click “Explore”. Want to bring in your own unit? Just contact us and we’ll help you get set up!

Happy writing!

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