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Ten Great Writing Apps for the Classroom

Writing may come easily to some students, but for others, it can be a struggle. Writing involves many component skills, from constructing letters to word fluency to organization and drafting. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps designed to support skill development and help students practice and improve their writing.

Here are 10 high-quality writing apps for K-12 students:


Younger Students

iCanWrite: Here's a fun way for kids to learn how to write letters. Letters are shown one at a time, or in a group. Users trace the letter themselves until they get it correct. 

Kids Writing Pad: Practice writing numbers and letters on a variety of different paper templates, such as dotted lines or graph paper. 

Gappy Learns Writing: Take younger students on a fun adventure as they learn how to trace letters and words with a furry friend. 

Cursive Writing Wizard: Students can trace letters and words, then animate them using four different games. The app also allows you to add your own words.


Older Students

Sentence Builder: Students can learn how to build grammatically correct sentences by playing interactive, puzzle-like games.

Writing Challenge: The entire classroom can be involved in a creative and inspirational game. The app will present a prompt where the player can immediately begin writing; soon, the prompt will change and the user can add characters and more.

The Right Word: With this game, users see a list of common misused words. The player can choose from among four games--Picker, Definer, Spotter and Slider--to perfect their knowledge on correct English usage.

Writing Prompts: Users encounter a number of different writing prompts on current events, scenery, words, genres and more. Practice writing skills and develop the ability to adapt to different world views.

StoryBuilder: StoryBuilder helps students improve paragraph formation, present ideas and create a well-written narrative through pictures and other techniques.

Write About This: Here's a visual writing and creation app for students working on writing and fluency skills.


Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor
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