Children are our future. As educators we are privileged to help them communicate with each other & the world.
The content in eWriting For Kids! is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and NAEP Content Components.
The program will help prepare young writers for national assessment performance tasks, including higher-level thinking skills, sentence fluency, and internet research.
Each Lesson Sequence flows together in two separate sections:
“Interactive technologies, especially games… are highly engaging to students and have the potential to motivate students to learn. They also enable educators to assess important competencies.”
National Education Technology Plan, Learning, Powered by Technology, 2010
Each learning game concludes with suggested topics for independent writing. Student 5-step composing may extend over two to five class periods. Peer collaboration is encouraged, especially in revising and editing.
Teacher materials support each step: mini-lessons to reteach needed skills; graphic organizers to facilitate pre-writing; video tutorials to help in revising and editing. Sharing compositions is facilitated by links to sites where students may post their compositions to friends and family.