Writing

Teaching and Motivating Writing Through Authentic Writing Experiences 

Writing Skills that Students Can Improve Through DigiPals

By connecting students around the globe, DigiPals provides an excellent opportunity for students to improve their writing skills in an authentic environment through active learning.

 

When writing for an authentic audience, students are motivated to use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure their ideas clearly, connect their ideas and implicitly demonstrate creative writing with diverse vocabulary.  

 

SEVEN writing skills that students can improve through DigiPals:

 

  1. SPELLING: Students spell words correctly.

  2. GRAMMAR: Students communicate effectively with appropriate use of words, grammar concepts and sentence structure.

  3. PUNCTUATION: Students use English punctuation.

  4. STRUCTURE: Students write clearly with logical structure to organise their response and thoughts.

  5. TRANSITIONS: Students use transition words and phrases to create, connect and clarify their ideas.

  6. CREATIVE WRITING: Students use expository, persuasive, narrative and descriptive writing to share information, stories, their perspectives and beliefs.

  7. VOCABULARY: Students get exposed to and use diverse vocabulary, developing their personal word bank and expressing themselves in new ways.

 

Alignment with Educational Standards

These seven writing skills gained from using DigiPals are aligned to multiple academic standards and criteria, including:

 

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

 

Click on the standards below to see how you can use DigiPals to improve students' writing skills in relation to these academic standards.


If you do not see your school’s standards listed here, reach out to us by email info@digipals.co or click here and we’d be happy to share how DigiPals aligns to your school’s standards.