Summer School

Summer writing and reading made simple.

Writable is a research-backed digital writing program that provides 1000+ customizable assignments and guides the writing, feedback, and revision process. Teacher accounts are always free, and students get to try Writable for 2 months on us.

 

To support the most common summer learning scenarios we’ve created two suggested learning paths with included assignments and activities: instructional learning and independent learning.

Writable at a Glance

Writable is the perfect tool to use for organizing and creating your summer school instruction, assigning reading and writing practice, and measuring student progress. With Writable you get access to over 1000 reading and writing assignments, including popular assessments, readings and media from our partners, and your HMH curriculum is available inside Writable too! You can also create your own assignments, assessments, and rubrics.

 

   

Writable has all the features I want: teacher and student-friendly, customizable to suit your prompts, rubrics, and directions. It also has accommodations for Students with Disabilities. I truly love this program and my students do too!
Sandra W., Middle School Recovery Teacher

Independent Learning Path

If your focus this summer is on student voice and choice, short and highly engaging prompts, or to simply reinforce reading and writing skills students practiced this year, then you’ll find ready-to-assign activities featuring media from our partners in our Independent Learning Path.

 

KQED: ABOVE THE NOISE

These assignments allow students to respond to prompts based on Above the Noise topics. Above the Noise is a YouTube series for 6-12 that investigates thought-provoking subject matter that helps draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.

YOUTUBE BIOGRAPHIES

These assignments allow students to watch short YouTube videos about the lives of historical figures and demonstrate comprehension through writing.

SHORT RESPONSE ASSIGNMENTS

These assignments and prompts will keep your students engaged in short paragraph writing, and many include side-by-side readings!

Instructional Learning Path

If you’re focusing on foundational skills, grammar activities, or to closely guiding student learning, then you will find assignments and instructional suggestions below to fit your needs in our Instructional Learning Path.

 

SKILLS PRACTICE

Skills Practice provides students with a more guided and scaffolded experience. These assignments on genre-based foundational skills can save you prep time. Assignments within each collection can be used independently or combined to create a unit.

GRAMMAR ACTIVITIES

Grammar Activities contain assignments that support students in their grammar skills, such as sentence combining. Assignments can be used independently or combined to create a unit.

LEXILED READINGS FROM TIME & CRICKET

These assignments include leveled readings from our media parters: Time for Kids & Cricket Media. Students read the fiction or non-fiction article and respond to the prompt to demonstrate comprehension and practice writing across the genres. Many of these readings are also available in Spanish!

How to Use Writable for Summer School

Once you’ve chosen your Summer Learning Path simply login or create a free account, copy and customize your assignments, then assign them. It’s that simple!

Writable can facilitate authentic student-to-student communication with the use of guided peer review cycles.

If you’re looking to save time on and improve feedback this summer, our AI suite of tools can help guide teacher feedback and provide students with on-demand revision, grammar, and authenticity recommendations as they write and review.

Every element of the program is useful and thoughtfully designed to support effective writing. It also gets other things right, like making sure there are accessibility features and detailed graphic organizers that support all students, including English language learners and those who struggle with focus and executive function. It's a unique approach among competitors in the edtech writing space. 5/5 stars!
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Help and Support

 

Getting Started Guides & Tours

Download the guides and self-guided tours to help you and your students get started on the right foot.

 

       

 

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