You can edit the assignment instructions, prompts, and rubrics for any assignment in "Explore". If you'd prefer to start from scratch and build an assignment yourself, just do the following:
1. Once you log into Writable, you'll see a blue "+" button in two places:
In a tile at the top of the "Explore" page...
and in the lower, right corner of the "My Assignments" page.
2. Click the "+" button to start creating your assignment. Then click "Continue".
3. The first screen will guide you through selecting the type of assignment you want to create. Click the dropdown at the top of the screen and select the assignment type your students will be working on.
4. Click “Let’s Go” when you’re ready.
5. Click "Write Prompt" to create your prompt.
Your prompt will require different components depending on what type of assignment you’re creating. For example, a Quick Write doesn’t require a reading passage but a Response to Reading will guide you through adding one.
6. Write your prompt into the text box, add a video link (if you'd like), and upload an image.
Click the “Preview” button at the bottom right of the screen to see a preview of your prompt and make adjustments if necessary. Click “Next” when you’re happy with your prompt and are ready to keep going.
7. Next, click "Pick Rubric" to choose a rubric for your assignment.
8. The “Rubric Explorer” has published rubric sets that you can customize. Use the filters on the left side to narrow down your results by:
Grade band: Elementary, Middle, or High
Genre: Argument, Informational, Narrative, or Opinion
Category: Assessment, Essay, Guided Response, or Short Response
Scale: 3 or 4 stars
Skill: These are a set of writing skills our curriculum team has developed that correspond to various state standards and measures of growth.
You can use as many of the filters as you want to narrow your results.
9. Click on the rubric to expand and see more information about what items the rubric includes, as well as scale, genre, etc. When you find a rubric you want to use, click “Use Rubric” in the top right corner.
10. Finally, give your assignment a title. Your assignment should have a different title from the other assignments you've saved to "My Assignments" and should be student-friendly. Students will see the title of the assignment in their accounts once it is assigned. Click "Preview" to see your assignments as students will see it or click "Finish" to complete it.
11. Your new assignment will now be listed under your "Inactive Assignments" and can be assigned to students or shared with other teachers at your school.