BoomWriter | Read… Write… Compete
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BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before!
It’s easy and it’s FREE!
- The teacher selects or produces his or her own story start, and the students let their imagination and writing skills take over.
- One chapter at a time, the students write, read, and then vote on the submissions they like the most. The winning chapter is then added to the story and the process continues.
- The teacher determines the total number of chapters to be completed, and when the competition is over a new book is ready to be published.
How will it help me?
It’s no secret that students learn best when they are interested in what they are doing, and BoomWriter provides teachers with an engaging and highly beneficial learning tool!
Students enjoy and are captivated by the unique approach to writing, and it’s extremely easy for teachers to incorporate into their curriculum. BoomWriter challenges strong students to produce their best work, while at the same time inspiring reluctant writers to exceed their normal output levels.
“BoomWriter allows teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms while enhancing students’ reading, writing, and content evaluation skills.”
In Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognition, the highest levels of thinking and learning are “Creating” and “Evaluating.” BoomWriter guides students to do both… and have fun in the process!
The educational benefits of BoomWriter are seemingly endless.
BoomWriter can serve as an incredibly helpful tool for any balanced literacy program, and teachers already using the program instantly recognize the levels of investment and engagement demonstrated by their students.
Teachers also have the option of providing instruction for students in the form of “Guiding Notes” prior to the creation of each new chapter.
BoomWriter is standards-based and can be used for “in action” practice of specific genres (from Science Fiction to Drama), and even for test preparation: collaboratively creating a top-scoring essay.
Who is Using BoomWriter?
BoomWriter is now in over 200 schools spread throughout 11 different countries, and the list continues to grow!
BoomWriter caters to a broad range of learners in terms of age, background, socioeconomic status, learning style, and skill levels, and it addresses an equally broad range of skills.
No matter what grade level you teach, and regardless of whether you are a classroom teacher with 30 students, a challenge coach with 100 students, or a special education teacher with 10 students, most teachers can easily identify a way for BoomWriter to be a highly beneficial part of their curriculum.
Some teachers create lessons and use it during class, while others offer it as an extra credit club, or at-home assignment.