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Thursday, April 9

Teach Writing in Google Classroom with Ease

As we all know, distance learning is very different than classroom instruction. There are many challenges to distance learning. Fortunately, there are many fantastic online platforms that can make virtual learning better, one such platform is Google Classroom. Being honest, there are things I love, and things I am not tickled pink about with Google Classroom. However, I have found a way that I love and can use Google Classroom for writing. Read more to learn how to teach writing in Google Classroom with ease.

Now, I am not going to talk to you about instruction inside Google Classroom. The platforms I use for writing instruction during our distance learning time are either Facebook live or Zoom. However, I do want to share about the changes I have made for my students writing assignments. How I assign and receive their writing is so much easier now, so let’s get into that.


I am a super visual person. In my typical writing classes we use a lot of graphic organizers. Both my kiddos and myself were struggling when we made the switch to digital learning, for MANY reasons, one being that writing class was now so different! I decided that I needed to find a way to bring our lightning writes (quick daily writing prompts) and graphic organizers back onto the scene.

Did you know you can use Google Slides to create great visuals for your students and assign them easily in Google Classroom? Yeah, neither did I! After some reading and YouTubing, I learned how to make and assign graphic organizers for my kiddos! I love the ease of assigning one prompt or graphic organizer at a time. It has made such a difference in my writing assignments on Google Classroom. I encourage you to play around on Google Slides and Google Classroom. You can make some awesome things for your students. Then, watch the video below to see how easy it is to assign these fun visuals to your Google Classroom.

Want to check out the digital graphic organizers I use inside of my Google Classroom? Click here!

There are countless ways to increase the writing skills of our students. I hope you enjoyed reading my tips for increasing student writing skills while teaching writing in Google Classroom. Do you want to know how I help increase my students writing skills each and every day? I use daily print and digital writing prompts! Would you like to try a FREE sample of the no-prep writing prompts that I love so much? I would love to share a printable and Google Classroom ready writing prompt resource with you so you can try out the tips you just read about! Simply click the button below and download your FREE writing prompt sample now! 


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