How Spelling Analytics can assist in teaching writing

Spelling Analytics Assisting Writing

Following  our earlier post, Analysing student writing and determining common mistakes, we expand on some of the ideas about how teachers can analyse student writing further. If you are looking to identify trends in your students’ writing, how would this look like within Writing Legends? 

In the teacher dashboard, you are able to see a portfolio of student writing as well as individual and class vocabulary analysis. Any new words used are also showcased. Reporting is segmented by individual and class.  The vocabulary bank presents a snapshot of the number of words written, the number of unique words, the commonly used words (80% of all words) as well as less common words (20% of all words). The teacher dashboard also provides a link from the snapshot to the individual student responses.

The new release of Spelling Analytics within Writing Legends provides a deeper layer of analysis which we believe will be of tremendous benefit to both teachers and students. 

Why? With this additional layer of information, teachers can now identify clear trends easily. This will enable them to develop associated action items to better target the teaching of spelling both at the class and individual level.

Let’s see how this happens in more detail below.

Common mistakes – A breakdown of spelling when compared to the most common mistakes by all students on Writing Legends. The Student Breakdown provides a quick snapshot for each student.

Writing Legends - Spelling Analytics - Category Breakdown

The Category Breakdown identifies class issues across particular spelling rules.

Writing Legends - Spelling Analytics - Common Mistake Breakdown

Student common mistake breakdown identifies individual areas to work on.

Writing Legends - Spelling Analytics - Common Mistakes

Individual word analysis highlights class trends by word.

Log into your teacher account and try it out. Feel free to come back to us with any feedback. The Spelling Analytics can be found by clicking on the Spelling tab in the Teacher Dashboard. 

If you are teaching writing to children grades 3 to 6, this may be a great time to explore how Writing Legends can assist. Navigating through all the aspects of the writing process can be challenging. We can help guide learners through their writing development, providing prompts, tools and opportunities for timely feedback. As part of our Assistance for Schools response to Coronavirus, we are providing Writing Legends free of charge through to July 31, 2020.
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