To create an engaging summer learning experience for every student we suggest Skills Practice and High 5’s & Short Responses. We’ve included assignments and activities you can use or customize to create your own unique learning path!
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High 5's & Short Responses
If your focus this summer is on engaging students with short and timely assignments that incorporate voice and choice, then you’ll find these ready-to-assign activities (that feature readings & media from our partners) perfect!
High 5 Quick Writes
This type of assignment is great for engaging students with writing for about five minutes on a daily basis. Creating and assigning a High 5 Assignment in Writable takes seconds, and is as simple as writing a question to get your students thinking, writing, and discussing. You can also choose from Weekly High 5 assignments, which are pre-made to focus on current events and timely issues.
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! Browse by genre to select a great assignment, then edit to customize the rubric, prompt, readings, and more.
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.
Skills Practice provides students with a more guided and scaffolded experience. These assignments provide instruction for students learning to write arguments, informational texts, and narratives. You’ll find both mini lessons that include multiple choice and short response questions, and longer lessons that guide students to practice and apply skills.
Grammar Activities contain assignments that support students in their grammar skills, such as sentence combining.
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!
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.
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