Writable assignments cover the three different genres: Argument/Persuasive, Informational/Expository, and Narrative.
Although assignments can be edited to suit a variety of needs, they generally fit into 4 different categories:
Guided Activities: The “Practice Peer Review” guided activities help you model writing and reviewing for students.
After you copy the activity to “My Assignments”, you can click “Model Writing” to walk students through the writing process. You can click “Model Reviewing” to complete a review with the class. If you assign this activity to the class, students will be asked to review a model writing submission using the checklist in the app. This is a great way to introduce students to peer review and the tools inside Writable.
Short Responses: Paragraph responses and Quick Writes fall under the category of “Short Responses”. These assignments are meant to be completed in less than a class period, so you’ll find that prompts and checklists are simple and direct for all grade levels.
Essays: The length of an essay depends on the teacher and class, but these assignments will generally require more than one class period for completion. The checklists also assume that the writing submission will have a distinct introduction, body, and conclusion.
Assessments: These assignments are full-length essays meant to be completed in a single class period. Some of these essays are taken from state tests, like the CAASP/SBAC, and use authentic test questions. While you have the option of allowing your students to complete peer-review cycles for these submissions, we recommend that reviewing be disabled.