How do teachers and students use Freckle Writing Prompts?

Freckle Writing Prompts

Freckle's writing practice gives teachers another way to differentiate work in English Language arts. Each Freckle article or story contains an optional writing prompt that you can assign to students (with or without reading comprehension questions). 

Each writing prompts covers 1 of the 3 writing types that students often practice:  

  1. Opinion/Argument
  2. Informative/Explanatory
  3. Narrative

Previewing/Assignment Writing Prompts

The writing type and prompt appears on the top right of the "Article Preview" page when you are searching through articles.

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As you click through the levels within a topic, you will notice that the writing prompt might change. Although writing prompts throughout one topic are similar, they are differentiated in complexity to match the associated reading level.

When you click "Assign" on the top right for the reading level of your choice, you will be prompted on the next screen to select the "Assignment Type." At this point, make sure to select writing.

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Make sure to follow the steps outlined in "assigning reading comprehension" to complete the rest of the assignment!

Student View of Writing

When students open their assignments, and elect to complete a writing assignment, here is a view of their prompt. They read the article on the left, and type their response to the prompt on the right. They press "Submit" when they are complete.

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See here for more information on how to review and grade an completed writing assignment.

Freckle writing prompts will be highly useful in your classroom! You can:

  • set aside a specific time in your day for students to complete a Freckle writing assignment.
  • assign a prompt to be completed over a certain course of time.
  • use as an option during choice time or centers
  • assign as homework 

Happy Writing!

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