Vantage Learning has announced the release of 45 writing prompts aligned to Scholastic Read 180 Enterprise Edition Stage B in its latest version of the MY Access! online instructional writing program. These new prompts—aligned by level, thematic unit, and the scope and sequence of Scholastic's intervention program—are available for immediate use.
MY Access! is based on Vantage Learning's IntelliMetric engine, which uses a blend of artificial intelligence and the digitization of human expertise to assess a student's competency and progress in writing.
Administrators can now select and assign writing prompts aligned to Scholastic's reading solution, designed for students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. This provides an opportunity for students to further integrate reading and writing, and to write more frequently. Teachers can drill down on specific weak and strong skills by domain.
This provides students with the tools to enhance their vocabulary, spelling, and other skills taught by Scholastic Read 180. MY Access! contains multilingual dictionaries, a thesaurus, word banks, spelling and grammar checkers, writing editors, multilevel tutoring, and other tools to help students develop their writing skills. Students can write and revise their writing, and reinforce new skills through practice, while their interest in the subject is high. ELL Spanish-speaking students can select Spanish as their feedback language, and receive additional tips on how to improve their English writing skills.
With the MY Access! program, students maintain their work in an online portfolio that contains their initial draft, evaluation scores, and subsequent revisions. Similarly, teachers can review any individual student's portfolio, provide comments, and track the overall class portfolio to manage writing instruction.
Source: Vantage Learning, http://www.vantagelearning.com