What is NoRedInk Writing?
NoRedInk Writing offers a collaborative learning environment to improve students' argumentation and composition. Students work through assignments called "Writing Cycles" which follow the four steps listed below:
Students start each writing cycle by submitting samples of their own writing to be reviewed by their peers and teachers. NoRedInk preserves students’ original drafts so that they may look back on their progress once they have gone through the writing process. Teachers can use prompts from our library of suggestions or submit their own prompts.
With high-quality writing samples and rigorous exercises, NoRedInk Writing provides students with thorough instruction and quality practice. NoRedInk's Mastery-Driven Peer Review (TM) ensures that only when students have mastered a concept are they able to move on and give their peers feedback on that specific skill.
Once students have proven mastery of the writing concepts, they are empowered to provide feedback for their peers. NoRedInk provides scaffolding along the way so that students move away from simply saying, “Good job!” and move toward pointing out specific areas for improvement in their peers’ work.
NoRedInk Writing transforms the writing process into an iterative, interactive cycle, allowing teachers to give tailored, actionable feedback, and empowering students to make targeted improvements and set concrete goals. By showing students their previous drafts and making their progress tangible to them, NoRedInk Writing helps students build pride in their writing progress.
How can I build NoRedInk Writing into my classroom?
NoRedInk Writing is designed to integrate with your existing whole-class writing instruction. It moves the peer feedback and the teacher comments, previously done on paper, online. NoRedInk takes care of differentiation and peer feedback so that you can focus on whole-group instruction and one-on-one conferencing.