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BoomWriter’s easy to use and interactive group-writing tools are an ideal fit for homeschool co-ops and let students develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer assessment skills—collaboratively! BoomWriter’s award-winning tools are perfect for homeschoolers ages 6-18 and can be used with a variety of curricula including Social Studies/History, Science, ELA, and more.
WordWriter, our interactive and easy-to-deliver vocabulary development tool, is the perfect way to start out using BoomWriter with your homeschoolers! WordWriter introduces you to the BoomWriter collaborative writing and voting process with simple, single submission activities.
Begin by providing homeschoolers with assignment directions in the Guidance Notes, students will see this when they start to write their entries as well as the list of vocabulary words you have chosen for them to include in their writing. The Word Bank only needs at least one word to be included, so feel free to include as many terms, dates, people, or phrases for your homeschoolers to incorporate as you like, or have the focus be on just one keyword to master. When your homeschooler types the requested vocabulary, the word will then be highlighted in their piece as well as checked off their Word Bank!
After writing his or her individual entry, students then submit their work for your review and approval. You can assess each entry and choose to approve or request revisions, as well as provide individualized feedback, before initiating the voting portion of the process. Students will then review up to four random, anonymous submissions of their peers at a time and cast a vote for what they believe is the best version. Students may also have the opportunity to cast more than one vote, depending on the number of entries. A winning submission will be determined and that is the end of the activity—fun, fast, and easy!
Throughout the entire process of writing, submitting, peer assessing, and voting, students will accrue Boomer Bucks allowing them to customize and/or purchase virtual goods for their personal Boomer Avatar. This gamification of the program is sure increase participation and interest levels, while instilling a love of writing and understanding of important vocabulary goals. WordWriter needs just 5 participating students for the fun to begin—ideal for co-ops or any other home-based learning groups.
WordWriter also features Trending Words—revolutionizing vocabulary instruction, it allows you to easily create vocabulary for your homeschoolers from your most trusted source for curriculum—other educators and homeschooling parents on BoomWriter! Trending Words crowdsources terms that have been used in WordWriter activities with other students and displays the most popular vocabulary words being taught for that month, in real-time, on a grade-by-grade basis. Using Trending Words, you can easily create vocabulary curriculum for your homeschoolers based on top words being taught right on BoomWriter!
WordWriter enhances students’ vocabulary development through application in their own written work and it proves an effective tool that allows you to gauge students’ understanding levels individually and as a whole group. Ready to start collaborating in the co-op? Join for free today! BoomWriter’s group-writing tools are sure to increase your child’s engagement levels and understanding around key areas of study while instilling a confidence and love of writing!
About BoomWriter Media
BoomWriter Media is redefining what it means to tell stories, through its two collaborative writing platforms: award-winning BoomWriter, for education, and newly launched Skrawl, a fanfiction-focus writing service for everyone. BoomWriter Media’s unique approach enables writers, in all areas of life, to collaborate and compete for pieces of stories. Readers can follow projects as they progress and watch competitions happen in real-time. Through the two writing solutions, BoomWriter Media has been used in over 60 countries, had over 2,000 titles published in 2014, and has a presence in over 20,000 classrooms. For more information, please visit http://www.boomwriter.media.