Absolutely! The frame writing system is perfectly suited for the type of scaffolding that young writers need to begin composing academic sentences. paragraphs, and short essay responses. Elementary school teachers across the nation have praised essaypop as an excellent tool for their students.
It is $9.95 per student per year (including summer) and teacher licenses are always free. We also offer volume discounts for schools and districts, and our representatives will gladly talk to your principal or curriculum leader to find a licensing plan that fits within your budget.
You absolutely can! When the trial expires, you will still be able to assign unlimited quick writes for your students at no cost at all to you or your school. As you know, quick writes are wonderful ways to practice writing frequently and they are one of our most popular templates.
We have a number of resources for you that can help you if you need it. Our Help Center is very user friendly and quite comprehensive. You can access it by clicking your personal avatar when you’re in the platform and choosing the helpicon. You can also reach out to us directly by clicking the orange, circular, chat icon which is located in the bottom left portion of the platform screen. Just send us a message and one of our teacher experts will get back to you right away. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Definitely! We offer live webinars every couple of weeks and send frequent notifications about these so you can get signed up. You can also reach out to us about presenting to your school. We love talking to teachers.
Our representatives are experts at talking to principals and curriculum leaders and finding ways to fit essaypop into your school or district’s budget. They are quite well versed in the different types of funding that are available from the federal government and from state and local governments as well. We would gladly set up a talk with your leadership, and find that we are usually able to make it work for teachers who want to continue using the Pro version of the platform.
It happens, albeit rarely. Copying and plagiarizing is an age-old problem and can never be 100% stopped, but we find that most teachers these days use plagiarism detectors such as Turnitin or Google Classroom’s Originality Reports to ensure ethical behavior. Remember all documents in essaypop can be converted into a PDF or a Google doc, and these can be run through these plagiarism detectors.
On the contrary, the frames are completely flexible and interchangeable. Frames can be added, arranged, and rearranged as the writer pleases, making the platform both very structured but also offering writers absolute flexibility in how they express themselves.
It most definitely does. In fact, research shows that scaffolded writing platforms like essaypop make the writing process more approachable and comprehensible for students with special needs. The color coding, the in-app help content, and the scaffolded sentence starters, all help to make the writing process much easier for students who struggle.
Yes. We have found that many English language learners have learned the basics of academic writing in their mother tongue. So they understand structure. As with other students, essaypop makes approaching the writing so much easier by separating the academic components into separate frames. The color coding, the in-app help content, and the scaffolded sentence starters, all assist students who are learning to write academically in their new language.
It’s actually quite user-friendly. This is probably because essaypop was designed by teachers for teachers, so it’s really intuitive in terms of how lessons are taught and assigned to students, how assessment is done, how to select and create lessons, etc. All software has a learning curve, but we’re proud to say that our curve isn’t very steep.
One way essaypop saves teachers time is by providing them with a comprehensive lesson library that has literally hundreds of lessons for every domain of writing and every level of student. When a teacher decides they like a lesson, they simply click on it and assign it to their students. It’s a grab-and-go experience that takes very little time. Also our assessment tool allows teachers to filter the elements of the writing that they will grade on any particular assignment. This capability can cut assessment time by 75% to 85%. And as we all know, the single most time consuming part for the teacher.
They really do. Students like the color-coded writing frames. They like that writing seems easier. And they love the Hive which is the social and interactive heart of the essaypop platform. When students are interacting with one another they are engaged, and when they are engaged they are, of course, learning.
Indeed it is. Teachers and districts across the Nation use essaypop to prepare for interim and end of year testing, and our case studies show that it is working. Students definitely perform better on writing exams when they come into the experience with established templates in mind that they have practiced in the classroom.