Write About provides a platform for your community of writers to thrive. It's the space where your students write, publish, connect and grow their writing.
Once you establish your Purpose for adopting Write About, it's time to plan what that integration will look like, when it will happen, and how you'll get there. Customize the experience based on
- your students' needs
- your curriculum
- your pedagogy and beliefs
The most successful classrooms have a balance of opportunities for both choice-based and curricular writing on Write About.
|Goal||Increase Daily Writing||Increase Curricular Growth|
|Practice||Provide time for choice and creativity||Engage with digital publishing & tools|
|Type of writing||
|When||20 minutes dedicated each day||During writing blocks or Workshop|
|Type of peer interactions||
Free choice reading and commenting
Sharing writing with others based on interest
Peer partners or groups are matched for revision and conferencing
Culminating publishing, sharing and commenting.
|Type of teacher feedback||
Informal positive reinforcement
Conversational sharing and celebrations
Voice feedback or private comments to reinforce face-to-face conferencing
Instructional annotations for revision
Selectively share with the Class or to an interest-based Group.
"Share what you are proud of."
Share to Class and Author Page
Celebrate with the School and beyond
Focus on reinforcing writing behaviors.
Don't grade spelling, grammar, usage, etc.
Personalized goals and coaching
Integrate rubrics, scales, etc
Grow Your Community of Writers- Scaffold Writing, Reading and Response