The Writing Center

Achieve3000 provides students with many opportunities to write. In addition to the 5-Step Literacy Routine, Achieve3000 includes a Writing Center with a wealth of resources to help students perfect their writing skills:
  • Writing Process Topics - Topics are are available for specific organizational strategies (e.g., cause and effect, sequence of events, compare and contrast). Students see a writing prompt and then read a related Article or Articles. They also have access to appropriate graphic organizers. They then craft a response through the Writing Process that includes the following steps:  Read, Prewrite, Draft, Revise/Edit.
  • Timed Writing assignments- These are designed to give students practice with timed writing. The prompts are designed to be test-like, and the activities include a timer so students can learn to pace themselves when writing.
  • Revising and Editing assignments- These multiple choice activities give students an opportunity to practice error identification and error correction.
  • Mechanics- These online mini-lessons cover basic grammar, writing mechanics, and process writing skills in a fun, engaging manner.
  • Printable graphic organizers- Use these to help students organize their writing across the curriculum.

To Access the Writing Center
  1. From the top of any page within the Teacher's Edition, click Resources, then select Writing Center.
  2. Click the desired category on the right-hand side of the screen. 
  3. Click the title of a lesson or assignment.
  4. Read the lesson or assignment. 

To Assign A Writing Activity to Students
  1. Click the title of the writing assignment.
  2. Click Assign towards the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the student/s to whom you want to assign the work.
  4. Type an email message.
  5. Click Send. A message is sent to the student/s you selected with a link to the Lexile-level-appropriate version of the writing assignment.
Reviewing Student Submitted Work
  1. From the top of any page within the Teacher's Edition, click Admin.
  2. Select Student Work.
  3. Using the Writing drop down, select the appropriate category.
  4. Use the filters provided to set the parameters for the work you wish to review.  Click View Report.
  5. Review the submitted work and grade and/or comment as needed.