Spring 2019 Newsletter: RevisionAid, Team Grading, WIDA & EL Assignments, Writing Matters Season 1, ISTE/NCSC, Summer Prep, and more!
Welcome to the spring newsletter and a very happy #TeacherAppreciationMonth! As we wrap up this school year, we want you to know how thankful we are for you, and how much you inspire us! Your wisdom, curiosity, courage, and kindness this year simply blew us away. Because of you, it’s been a big year for Writable, and we think the best is yet to come.
Check out our latest and greatest below, including AI-powered feedback and revision, our new Team Grading feature, a review of all that is new with Writable this past school year, Season 1 of our podcast: Writing Matters with Dr. Troy Hicks, assignments for EL learners, the events we’ll be attending and meeting YOU at later this summer (plus, how to speed up that summer prep work), and our new collections for Civics and the Ohio State Test!
RevisionAid is officially in beta! It joins Writable’s Feedback Engine, which includes self-review, anonymous peer-review, and our many teacher grading tools. RevisionAid uses on-demand, AI-based recommendations to help students improve their revisions, and it helps teachers both save time and monitor student progress. Keep reading to get your RevisionAid beta invite.
Writable’s Team Grading feature can help you calibrate grading across teams of teachers, eliminate grading bias, and identify real student exemplar papers. You can even turn this process back into powerful PD.
Have you listened to Writing Matters yet? Dr. Troy Hicks speaks with seasoned educators and bestselling authors about what works, and what doesn’t, in their classrooms. This series is chalked full of unique advice and priceless wisdom to get you pumped for the fall! Listen to Season 1 on Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.
This summer Writable is hitting the road! We’ll be at ISTE in Philly from June 23-26 (BOOTH 432), and at NCSC in Las Vegas from June 30-July 3 (BOOTH 315). Come get to know Writable a little bit better, pick up some swag, and enter to win some fabulous prizes! If you’d like to meet up, you can always email email@example.com, and if you’re interested in learning how you can get sponsored by Writable to present at future conferences, learn more here!
Meet our newest collection of assignments, specifically designed to support EL learners! These assignments contain prompts and rubrics taken from popular state assessments for EL learners and the WIDA consortium standards. If you’re looking to help scaffold and support your EL learners in grades 3-12 with a variety of practice writing assignments, then you should check these out!
Summer is almost here! The season of relaxation, sunshine, and eventually… preparation for the fall. With that in mind, we’ve built some helpful features into Writable that can save you time on that prep work. Whether you are using a writing curriculum or starting from scratch, we’ve got your back. Here are 5 ways you can spend more time on summer fun this season!
Did you know Writable supports writing practice for state assessments? Our newest collection for the Ohio State Test joins our collections for the SBAC, PARCC, Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), Text Analysis (TDA) questions, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), TNReady, and Georgia Milestones (GMAS).
Recently, the state of Nebraska introduced new requirements for teaching American civics to their students. Whether you’re looking for assignments that meet the new teaching criteria, or if you’re simply looking for writing assignments civics assignments (including for Memorial Day), Writable has got you covered. Check out the assignments here!
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