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Four Writing Lessons

Persuasive Letter

Sensory Description

Write A News Article

Let's Write A Story

MISSION: Helping ALL children write quality compositions before leaving 5th grade

FREE – 4 Interactive Learning Games Available Online:

PERSUASIVE

TV game show— Best Persuasive Letter.  Students apply 5 keys to persuasion in a letter urging parents to buy a puppy. Convincing letters win play time with a virtual puppy.

DESCRIPTIVE

Students choose vivid sensory words and similes supporting a main impression as they build a blog post about an exciting day at the beach.

INFORMATIVE

Students play the role of reporters for their school website, covering a topic of interest to children. They present the facts and arguments in the strongest order.

NARRATIVE

A haunted house is just the place for a scary SETTING, twisty CHARACTERS, an event TRIGGERING a PLOT rising to a CLIMAX and a credible RESOLUTION.

Each learning game is a powerful springboard to students writing original compositions. Enjoy a preview:

PERSUASIVE WRITING – Preview

TEACHER GUIDE

LEARNING GAME

Benefits

Personalized Learning

Teachers can shift time from whole-class instruction to personalized learning.
• While some students are occupied with learning games, the teacher can coach small groups or individuals.
• Grade 2-3 lessons are available for Grade 4-5 students who are working at lower grade levels.

Saves Teacher Time

Teacher time is saved in planning, instruction, and evaluation.

♦  Detailed lesson plans include learning outcomes and step-by-step strategies.
♦  The basic concepts of each composition lesson provide templates for additional lessons on the same genre.
♦  Games are self-scoring.
♦  Checklists and “how to” videos enable students to revise and edit their own compositions.

Teacher Support Materials

Teachers may draw upon a rich array of learning materials, including mini-lessons, graphic organizers, and short video tutorials.

Teacher guide: Persuasive Writing

Teacher guide: Descriptive Writing

User-Tested

Information coming soon, pending results of classroom tests.

Program Highlights

Common Core Alignment

Lessons are aligned with Common Core standards. Content emphasizes higher-level thinking, internet competence, peer collaboration and multimedia skills.  learn more_button-small

 

 

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Game-Based Learning

The eWriting for Kids! program is in the vanguard of a new era deploying game-based lessons to help teachers deliver highly engaging interactive writing lessons within the actual time available, and provide online lessons anytime, anywhere.

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Lesson Design

• Each lesson flows together in two separate sections, GAME-BASED learning software and INDEPENDENT WRITING.
• Lesson are structured on the five-step writing process: Pre-writing; First Draft; Revising; Editing; and Publishing.
• Game-based software, after modeling effective writing methods, engages students in interactive challenges applying the methods. Immediate feedback reinforces learning.
• Each game concludes with a springboard to independent writing. Peer collaboration is encouraged.
• Rewards, including fun videos to watch and achievement certificates and badges, heighten student engagement, provide recognition, and illustrate progress.
• The basic concepts of each composition lesson provide templates for additional lessons on the same genre.learn more_button-small

 

 

 

 

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Grades 2 - 3 Lessons

Grade 2 and 3 lessons addressing composition concepts and skills are scaffolded into Grade 4 and 5 lessons built on the five-step writing process.learn more_button-small

 

 

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AMERICA’S WRITING CRISIS

Despite the crucial impact of writing skills on academic and career success, teachers face a major roadblock:
There is not enough time in the school day to devote an hour each day to writing instruction.”

— U.S. Department of Education, IES.ED.GOVe/NCEE/WWC/PracticeGuide

“Writing is a ticket to professional opportunity while a poorly written job application is the kiss of death.”

— A Ticket To Work Or A Ticket Out

“American education will never realize its potential as an engine of opportunity and economic growth until a writing revolution takes place in the classroom.”

— U.S. Department of Education, IES.ED.GOVe/NCEE/WWC/PracticeGuide

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING. . .

Read user comments about eWriting For Kids!

It's evident that someone with educational experience developed this multimedia writing program. It effectively allows children to interact, work at their own pace and stay engaged during the lesson. This is a tool that middle schools should be using.

Katharine S. -Middle School Instructor

I didn't like writing before because it's kind of boring, but after our teacher showed us this video I started to have fun. I even got my first badge for writing a letter.

Hector G. - Third Grade Student

My son was struggling with writing assignments and one day he brought home a letter he wrote, and I was amazed how much he had improved. The eWriting For Kids! program seems like a good way to help make learning more fun.

Alana H. - Parent of 4th Grader

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