Introducing Rubrics for WriQ!

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Over the Summer last year Texthelp started about creating a new vision for writing support software. We wanted to develop a product that would allow teachers to easily assess student writing, track progress over time, and eventually provide access to a new writing metric that could help teachers identify how well a student’s writing is progressing, and be able to easily compare it to others in the school, district, or even state.

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Read&Write is Back to School with New Features

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At Texthelp, we’ve been busy over the summer adding some much requested features to Read&Write for Google Chrome just in time for the new school year. We have lots of new things to share with you about this release, including new capabilities for existing tools you know and love (like the ability to work in Google Slides!), and completely new features like our new Screen Masking tool. 

Continue reading for the details, along with some videos and screenshots you can use to share these great updates with your students and colleagues. 

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It's your story: celebrating International Literacy Day

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Happy International Literacy Day! Launched by UNESCO back in 1965, this global celebration reminds us every year about the enormous importance of the written word to inform, educate and entertain. It’s also a powerful reminder that over 750 million adults around the world lack basic literacy skills – many of them women – often as a result of poverty and prejudice.

Closer to home, we’ve been asking the question “what’s the best way to engage with school kids and kindle their lifelong enthusiasm for reading and writing?”

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Become part of a new age writing vision!

Throughout the year, we chatted to teachers nationwide to understand what their goals were for the year ahead. Not surprisingly,  additional writing support was considered a key strategic goal in the classroom.  Developing a student’s writing early on in the education journey helps build phonemic and phonic awareness.

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