Provides students with a digital Writing Coach to guide them through
the writing process with personalized feedback every step of the way
Ignites students’ love of writing and creativity with Bursts –
playful, short exercises like commenting on a picture or creating a
story using a fun text message format
Saves teachers’ time with lesson plans, anchor charts, rubrics and
more – everything they need to teach writing all in one place
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Today Amazon announced TenMarks Writing, an exciting
new online curriculum designed for teachers to help their students
become better writers. TenMarks Writing brings to life storytelling and
expository writing for students using scaffolding, an instructional
technique in which students learn step-by-step how the writing process
builds. Additionally, TenMarks Writing also incorporates natural
language processing technology to provide students with automatic,
personalized feedback and help teachers efficiently deliver
differentiated comments as students work through their compositions.
TenMarks Writing is available for $4 per student for an entire year and
educators can sign up for a free 30-day trial by visiting www.tenmarks.com/writing.
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To ignite student creativity, TenMarks taps into short writing formats many students are familiar with from mobile apps. With Bursts, students can choose to comment on an interesting picture, create a story around two characters texting each other, and more. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“When teaching writing, it is essential that students receive individual
attention in order to be successful, enthusiastic writers,” said Megan
Cooley, fifth grade teacher, James P.B. Duffy School, Rochester, N.Y.
“TenMarks Writing inspires students to express their thoughts
creatively, guiding them through the writing process and freeing up my
time to work with students one-on-one.”
TenMarks Writing features include:
Writing Coach: Using a personalized learning engine that
employs natural language processing technology and end-to-end
scaffolding, Writing Coach is a digital assistant that guides students
throughout the writing process. Writing Coach automatically delivers
timely and personalized feedback on things like essay organization,
word choice, and more, helping students analyze and think critically
about their writing.
Bursts: To ignite student creativity, TenMarks taps into short
writing formats many students are familiar with from mobile apps. With
Bursts, students can choose to comment on an interesting picture,
create a story around two characters texting each other, and more.
One-Stop Teacher Resources: TenMarks Writing provides educators
with everything they need to teach writing all in one place, from
lesson and unit plans, to anchor charts, rubrics, and graphic
Cathy Barter, a fifth grade teacher at Harold Schnell Elementary in West
Carrollton, Ohio, whose students participated in the TenMarks Writing
pilot, said, “My students absolutely loved Bursts. When they finished
their required work, they wrote entire stories in the text messaging
format from Bursts, talking and laughing about how funny their stories
were the whole time. They even asked if they could do more writing
TenMarks Writing is built on the same award-winning personalized
learning engine as TenMarks Math and provides students the opportunity
to practice writing in an engaging environment. The launch of TenMarks
Writing follows the release of a new study from the American Institutes
for Research that examined the impact of TenMarks Math. The findings
suggest that TenMarks Math has a compelling impact on student
achievement: in classes that completed at least one TenMarks Math
assignment per week during the school year, the program improved average
math performance by 8 percentile points on state tests.
“We’re passionate about helping teachers personalize learning for their
students and believe writing is an important cornerstone of success,”
said Meera Vaidyanathan, director of curriculum products, Amazon
Education. “We developed TenMarks Writing based on feedback from
teachers around the country who told us that they wanted creative ways
to help all students build a love of writing.”
To learn more about TenMarks Writing visit www.tenmarks.com/writing.
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