What is TenMarks Writing Coach?
Writing Coach, our online writing tool for grades 4-8, scaffolds the writing process from end to end for students and dramatically streamlines providing feedback and grading for teachers. Create a Writing Project to get students started with Writing Coach.
How can I create a Writing Project and help students use Writing Coach?
Create a Writing Project with these simple steps:
1. Select the “Work” tab.
2. Click “Writing Projects.”
3. Click “Create New.”
4. Choose whether to assign the Writing Project to this class, multiple classes, or specific students.
5. Select the settings for Grade Level, Genre, and Prompt (whether to dictate a prompt for students or to allow them to select from a bank of prompts).
6.Select the due date/time.
7. Name your project.
8. Click “Assign.”
How can I use Writing Coach?
Use Writing Coach to support your instruction for argumentative/opinion, informational, and response to literature essays. Our Teacher Resources are designed to be used in conjunction with Writing Coach so you and your students get the most out of the online experience. You can also use Writing Coach to complement another writing curriculum.
Writing Coach allows you to monitor and give feedback on each student’s progress. Prior to sending drafts to you, Writing Coach analyzes student writing and provides constructive comments. Once students send their drafts for your feedback, Writing Coach provides you with suggested comments that you can accept, delete, or edit; you may also write your own comments. After students incorporate your feedback and submit their final drafts, our built-in rubric provides seamless grading functionality. Learn more about Feedback and Grading in Writing Coach.
What is the Writing Coach experience like for students?
Once you assign a Writing Project, your students will work through the tool to complete each phase of writing. Students receive tips every step of the way, as well as personalized feedback on their writing. Writing Coach breaks down the writing process into manageable pieces, motivating and guiding students to successful completion.
How can I monitor student progress?
The Writing Projects details page enables you to monitor class or individual progress. At a glance, you can view the number of students in a given stage. To get more data, look at where students are in the writing process; at an individual student’s progress or score; or even at what a student has written in a given stage.
To view student progress through Writing Coach, provide and accept feedback, and view published projects, from the teacher page:
1. Go to the “Work” tab.
2. Click on “Writing Projects.”
3. Click on the Writing Project you would like to view.
Selecting the Writing Project will open the Project Details page. Here you may view:
1. Rubrics and Resources
2. Due dates and settings
3. Where students are in the project process
Scroll down the Project Details page to see:
4. An individual student’s progress or score
5. A specific area within a student’s project. See a student’s completed work in any step by clicking on View under the student’s project sections.
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