Write Core: 1st Grade Writing

Write to the Core is designed to help beginning writers use technology to communicate in writing. Users are able to express their thoughts with the help of partially pre-written sentences called sentence frames. The sentence frames guide students through the steps of writing a paragraph so they can experience early success in formulating their thoughts within a proper writing structure. Although this is designed for 1st grade students, beginning English writers of any age can benefit from the guidance provided by the pre-established writing structure.

Teachers can use the customize feature in this app to pre-write sentence frames based on writing prompts aligned with class curriculum. For instance, a teacher may better direct students to write about paragraphs on animals found in Costa Rica, their response to the book "A Tiny Seed", or the 5 senses.

Common Core
This app is aligned with first grade level standards Common Core standards. Common Core focuses on three writing genres: opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative. In this grade, students will need the guidance and support of adults to achieve the following Common Core learning objectives:

- Focusing on a topic
- Responding to questions and suggestions from peers
- Adding details to strengthen writing as needed.
- Using a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing
- Recalling information from experiences
- Gathering information from provided sources to answer a question.

Parents can assist at home by helping their child understand the difference between facts and opinions. For narrative writing, parents can help by asking their child to tell a story and prompt them with questions such as, “What happened next?”

Help kids learn the essentials of writing and gain confidence by using this teacher-designed app!
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Additional Information

October 10, 2014
Current Version
Requires Android
2.3.3 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Brainster Media
215 North 2nd Avenue, Suite H Upland, CA 91786
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