PEG Writing is a web-based writing program for students in grades 3-12 that is designed to function as the teacher’s partner so that students can practice their writing skills and grow into proficient writers. The features outlined below work in conjunction with teachers to provide students unlimited opportunities to submit essays, receive feedback, and revise and edit drafts.
- Instant Multi-Category Scoring
- Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizers
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- Textual Evidence and Content Accuracy Scoring
- Peer Review
- Tutorials & Interactive Lessons
- Student Portfolios & Progress Tracking
- Roster Management
Classroom instructional time is valuable. To make the most of it, PEG Writing provides immediate evaluation of student writing by generating feedback for each essay within seconds of its submission.
PEG Writing includes prepackaged writing prompts that are customized to each grade level. Designed to help your students become better writers, these prompts are aligned to the Narrative, Argumentative, and Informative/Explanatory categories of writing.
Prewriting can prevent many obstacles in writing – illogical flow, unclear purpose, and irrelevant topics, to name a few. That’s why PEG Writing includes dozens of graphic organizers that students can use to practice and organize their writing.
PEG Writing makes it easy for teachers to evaluate writing across subject areas by allowing multiple teachers to provide feedback to the same student using the program’s textual evidence and content accuracy feedback options.
PEG Writing allows teachers to score student essays for textual evidence and content accuracy using a 0-3 star scoring system.
Incorporating peer review into writing practice has many advantages: student authors receive advice on their drafts from a larger group as opposed to one instructor and get insight on how other students would approach an assignment.
Practice makes perfect, but only if you practice the right steps. That’s why PEG Writing includes tutorials and interactive lessons to help students excel as writers.
In order to make evaluation as simple and easy for the teacher as possible, the PEG Writing database maintains a comprehensive portfolio for each student that includes all submitted essays, progress over time, and lesson activity.
The reporting features in PEG Writing make it easy to track students’ progress and see where improvement is needed both at an individual student level and at a class level.
Student populations are changing constantly, and the flexible roster management within PEG Writing allows the teacher full control of the classroom.