21st Century Learning

Writing A-Z Adds Interactive Online Writing Tools

Learning A-Z has updated its Writing A-Z website by adding three student-facing, interactive writing tools. Writing A-Z is a K-6 site that aims to help teachers personalize instruction and improve students' writing skills.

The new interactive tools allow students to create their own books, write essays and complete specific process writing tasks. Students can submit their books and compositions to their teacher for posting to a classroom bookshelf or writing wall so that classmates can read and respond to them. Other new features include the ability for teachers to schedule and score writing assignments online, and to track individual and class-wide progress with digital reporting tools.

Teachers have access to hundreds of leveled lessons, worksheets and supporting resources designed for students at various developmental levels. Writing A-Z includes resources for instructing writers who are just beginning to experiment with words and sounds, as well as those who are ready to master the five steps of the writing process.

Special introductory pricing for the new Writing A-Z runs through December 31.

About the Author

Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.