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Technology Platform

Write TIME FOR KIDS® provides a Technology Platform for teachers and students to interact with the skill-building digital components of the program, including ways for teachers to provide positive feedback directly within the program through audio or written notes.

  • Options for keyboarding skills to familiarize students with electronic testing.
  • Allows students to interact with the skill building digital components of the program (e.g. texts with annotations).
  • Enhances student language acquisition and background knowledge with audio recordings of Mentor Text Cards.

Virtual Learning Support

  • Recorded video tutorials for synchronous and asynchronous learning to help teachers and instructional aides understand how to implement the program for best results.

Watch a sample live/synchronous lesson

Watch a sample recorded/asynchronous lesson

Student Handbooks

The four genre-specific Teacher's Guides prepare easy-to-follow and easy-to-implement instructions and activities in order for students to master their writing applied to each text structure.

  • 4 Teacher's Guides with 8 specific lessons for each writing genre: Opinion/Argument, Informative/Explanatory, Narrative Nonfiction, and Narrative Fiction.
  • Includes flexible, student-focused lesson plans and instructions with lesson components for practice in language, content, and the writing process so teachers are equipped to instruct confidently.
  • Emphasizes writing, language, and reading standards for a comprehensive approach to guide instruction.

Best Practice Guide

This thorough guide for teachers provides model lessons, research, and practical strategies to apply during every step of the writing process so they can improve each child's writing skills as needed.

  • Offers instructions, exemplars, rubrics, and assessments to execute lessons effectively and facilitate improvement. Suggests lesson extensions and activities to strengthen students' understanding of each lesson and genre.

Assessments

Lessons incorporate various kinds of assessment and encourage students to take a critical and constructive look at their own work. This program honors process as well as product and helps students recognize that writing development happens over time.

  • Rubrics in the Teacher’s Guides match the specific skills taught in each lesson and are designed to make assessing students’ work efficient, consistent, and objective.

Student Handbooks

Each student handbook is organized by genre and is an essential tool to help students gain reading and writing skills through personal practice.

  • 25 Full-Color Student Handbooks with lessons and activities (e.g. graphic organizers) for purposeful practice and supplemental reinforcement.
  • Complements the lessons and activities outlined in Teacher Guide for maximum student interaction.
  • Includes copy of mentor text.

TIME FOR KIDS® content with Mentor Text Cards (8 cards for each of the 4 genres)

These high-interest Mentor Text Cards will allow students to become familiar with the fun and relevant TIME FOR KIDS® content as well as offer a variety of effective writing models to improve writing skills and analyze author's choices. Enhances reading and fluency skills with writing models and practices to apply in their own writing.

  • Each kit includes 8 Mentor Texts for each of the four genres that correspond to each specific, teacher-instructed lesson.

Student Engagement

Encourages progress in writing through student rubrics, assessments, and examples.

  • Provides a student-centered approach to writing for increased student participation.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS® Sample Pages

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This sample includes the following:

 
  • Best Practices Guide Cover (1 page)
  • Table of Contents (1 page)
  • How to Use This Product (5 pages)
  • Lesson Plan (14 pages)
  • Card (2 pages)
 

How to Use Writing as Part of Virtual Instruction

Writing is an essential and vital part of every classroom. However, teaching writing in a virtual environment can be challenging and overwhelming for students.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Best practices in writing instruction
  • Ideas for creating short writing activities in any content area including incorporating mini-lessons for revision
  • Strategies for applying learning to tomorrow’s classrooms, wherever those classrooms might be!

Presented by: Kim Carlton

Kim Carlton is an Academic Officer for Teacher Created Materials where she works training educators in literacy ... Read more

Price: FREE (Register and Watch Now)

 

Short Texts with Big Impact

Short texts provide powerful teaching opportunities that support a variety of instructional needs, content areas, and reading levels. Some of our favorite classroom texts can take a great deal of instructional time to complete, leaving little time for in-depth discussions and analysis. Rich, short texts allow for immediate impact and repeated readings. Join us as we look at the unique benefits of short texts as part of our classroom instruction.

Price: FREE (Register and Watch Now)

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Smoothing the Road to Reading with Vocabulary Activities for Early Learners

One of the key elements to reading comprehension is vocabulary. If you think of all the layers of comprehension like building a road, you need to think of vocabulary building like filling the potholes in the road. If the vocabulary knowledge is incomplete, the road to comprehension will be bumpy.

In this workshop, educators will:

  • Discover vocabulary ideas for engaging students in developing meaningful vocabulary
  • Reinforce the importance of vocabulary to all learners
  • Compile practical instructional ideas for vocabulary development
  • Reflect on ways to support early readers with vocabulary
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Best Practices Webinar

Improving Student Writing Skills: Learn how to develop skilled and enthusiastic writers.

Writing has many purposes – to think, to prove, to learn, and to summarize. In today’s alternate learning environments, writing offers opportunities to gauge students’ conceptual understanding across content areas.

That’s why learning effective strategies for teaching writing should be an integral part of any professional toolbox.

This workshop will provide:

  • Best practices in writing instruction and the research supporting short writing assignments
  • Discover innovative ways to help students master the four main categories of writing including Informative/Explanation, Opinion/Argument, Narrative Fiction, and Narrative Nonfiction
  • A guide for creating and assessing short writing activities including incorporating instructional mini-lessons and designing rubrics
  • Strategies for applying learning to tomorrow’s classrooms, wherever those classrooms might be
Training Options

Workshop

On-Site Coaching

Best Practices Webinar

 

  I cannot tell you how valuable the model texts are. I am not a great writer, and I certainly can’t write every genre well. In order to teach kids how to write, you need great examples and that is what the model texts offer. It is also nice to have a focus skill with each lesson (for example, we had idioms with that Lesson 1) and then could use the model text to again refer to those skills in action.  

  I can use these across the curriculum.  

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level K Kit

A genre-based writing program, Write TIME FOR KIDS® addresses the four major genres identified for college and career readiness. This research-based kit emphasizes writing, language, and reading standards.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level K

The engaging full-color Student Handbook is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool for guided and independent practice builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level 1 Kit

Develop today's young writers with this research-supported kit designed specifically to teach the writing skills necessary for 21st-century academic success. Focuses on writing, language, and reading standards required for college and career readiness.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 1

This full-color Student Handbook is designed to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool is organized by genre and builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level 2 Kit

Designed with research-supported instructional practices in mind, this program emphasizes writing, language, and reading standards required for college and career readiness. Students will acquire the skills necessary for 21st-century academic success.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 2

This full-color Student Handbook provides kid-friendly, illustrated student activity pages to complement and aligns with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool builds critical skills reading and writing skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level 3 Kit

Help students master writing with this professionally developed writing program that addresses the four major genres identified for college and career readiness: Opinion/Argument, Informative/Explanatory, Narrative Nonfiction, and Narrative Fiction.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 3

Allow students to take ownership in their learning with this engaging full-color Student Handbook. Each handbook is organized by genre to complement the lessons in the 4 Teacher's Guides. This essential tool builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level 4 Kit

Equip teachers with the tools and strategies they need to support students as they develop necessary skills to become lifelong writers. This systemic and thoughtfully planned writing program addresses four major genres emphasized in today's standards.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 4

Students will improve key reading and writing skills with this engaging, full-color Student Handbook. Each handbook is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Level 5 Kit

Build students' writing and reading skills with engaging mentor texts, guided instruction, and purposeful practice. This systematic and thoughtfully planned writing program addresses the four major genres identified for college and career readiness.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 5

This essential tool is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. Each Student Handbook supports independent and guided practice, so students master essential reading and writing skills.

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Write TIME®: Level 6 Kit

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Write TIME®: Level 6 Kit

Watch your students' enthusiasm for writing take off with this writing program that addresses the four major genres identified for college and career readiness: Opinion/Argument, Informative/Explanatory, Narrative Nonfiction, and Narrative Fiction.

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Write TIME®: Level 7 Kit

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Write TIME®: Level 7 Kit

Guide students toward effective writing with this rich program designed to develop critical writing skills and prepare students for today's assessments. This program addresses the four major writing genres identified for college and career readiness.

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Write TIME®: Level 8 Kit

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Write TIME®: Level 8 Kit

Make writing enjoyable and accessible for all learners as they develop critical writing skills through Write TIME, Level 8. This engaging, comprehensive writing program that addresses the four major genres identified for college and career readiness.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level K

The engaging full-color Student Handbook is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool for guided and independent practice builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 1

This full-color Student Handbook is designed to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool is organized by genre and builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 2

This full-color Student Handbook provides kid-friendly, illustrated student activity pages to complement and aligns with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. This essential tool builds critical skills reading and writing skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 3

Allow students to take ownership in their learning with this engaging full-color Student Handbook. Each handbook is organized by genre to complement the lessons in the 4 Teacher's Guides. This essential tool builds critical writing and reading skills.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 4

Students will improve key reading and writing skills with this engaging, full-color Student Handbook. Each handbook is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides.

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Write TIME FOR KIDS®: Student Handbook Level 5

This essential tool is organized by genre to complement and align with the lessons in the four Teacher's Guides. Each Student Handbook supports independent and guided practice, so students master essential reading and writing skills.

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What grade level(s) is Write TIME FOR KIDS® intended?

Write TIME FOR KIDS® kits are available for grade levels K-8. Each kit provides age-appropriate short stories, writing prompts, and tools to improve writing skills and reading comprehension. A key component of all kits regardless of grade is emphasizing the connection between reading and better writing.

Students of all ages - from young children to teens ready to enter high school - should be encouraged by teachers and parents/caretakers alike to communicate through writing. From writing letters to fun word games, here are a few activities to help improve every child's writing skills and maximize their writing time:

  • Write letters to loved ones or friends
  • Play games like crossword puzzles and mad libs
  • Draft their own short story based on a favorite fairytale / folktale
  • Write a diary entry or letter to their Future Self

Find more fun, standards- and research-based activities for young writers in our kits!

Is Write TIME FOR KIDS® in Spanish available?

Write TIME FOR KIDS® isn't available in Spanish yet, but our Spanish TIME FOR KIDS® resources can help teachers like you create engaging TESL lesson plans for ENL/ESL students in elementary classrooms to junior high.

Teachers and parents/caretakers are encouraged to visit TimeForKids.com to access published articles, receive guidance on building lesson plans around current events, and get weekly updates with age-appropriate related content for students and more instructional materials based on Common Core and state standards.

Successfully teaching writing skills and engaging students in the writing process is within your reach!

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