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My Writing Coach is a subscription service that includes online writing instructional tasks with embedded guided practice. “The Coach” provides customized feedback in the areas of inference, main idea, theme, revision, research, and full writes—The Super Six!

Additionally, we now offer ELPAC writing and high school portfolio building support!

If you need help with writing, My Writing Coach is the answer.

All tasks are designed to provide extra support for students needing additional or different opportunities while mastering the state standards.

Our customized approach to district and school services allows the local leaders to ultimately create their own “package” of My Writing Coach services.

COVID-19 School Closure Response and Support

My Writing Coach is offering free writing resources to any district, school, teacher, student, or family seeking support during this time.
Instructional Write-Along video links are now available. Check back daily for updates and new releases!

Please note that the resources on the homepage are at no charge. However, they do not include personalized feedback to students or teachers as our subscription does. If you think you need this, please contact us via the link above. We can work with you on logistics. Meanwhile, enjoy the resources, and take care!

Write-Along Video Lessons

Click Here to Begin Lesson #1- Main Idea Video

Resource- Main Idea Printable Text 

Resource- Main Idea Background Knowledge Video

Click Here to Begin Lesson #2-  Add Details to a Sentence Video

Resource- Add Details Printable Text

Resource- Add Details Background Knowledge Video

Resource- The Battle of the Pesky Prepositions- In vs. On

Click Here to Begin Lesson #3- Inference Video

Resource- Inference Printable Text

Resource- Inference Background Knowledge Video (played within the main video above)

Click Here to Begin Lesson #4- Correct Errors in a Sentence Video

Resource- Correct Errors Printable Text

Resource- Correct Errors Background Knowledge Video

The Battle of the Confusing Comma- Using a Comma in a Compound Sentence

Resource- The Battle of the Pesky Prepositions- In vs. On

Click Here to Begin Lesson #5- Theme Video

Resource- Theme Printable Text

Click Here to Begin Lesson #6- Opinion Directions and Source 1 Video

Opinion Sources 2 and 3 Video

Opinion Planning Video

Opinion Drafting Video

Resource- Opinion Printable Text

Resource- Opinion Background Knowledge Video (played within the main video above)

Check Back for More Write-Along Video Lessons!


CCSS Writing Standards

6th-8th Grade Argument Writing

3rd-5th Grade Opinion Writing

2nd Grade Opinion Writing

1st Grade Opinion Writing

Kindergarten Opinion Writing

Language Mini-Lesson Videos

The Battle of the Pesky Prepositions- In vs. On

The Battle of the Confusing Comma- Using a Comma in a Compound Sentence

ELPAC Writing

Describe a Picture- Condense or Connect Ideas

Describe a Picture- What Happens Next

Write about an Experience

Justify an Opinion

Write About Academic Information- Use Details

Write About Academic Information- Explain

Write-Along Video Lesson Release Schedule

Week of March 16th-
3/16 Main Idea- Man’s Best Friends
3/17- ELPAC Describe a Picture Add Details- In Memory of Kobe
3/18- Inference- Spike, The Bearded Dragon
3/19- ELPAC Describe a Picture Correct Errors- In Memory of Kobe
3/20- Theme- Camped in Backyard
Week of March 23rd-
3/24- Opinion writing all week- Dodgers (source 1 on 3/24)
3/25- source 2 and source 3
3/26- set up writing plan using sources
3/28- draft
3/29- finish draft if needed
Week of March 30th-
4/2- ELPAC Justify an Opinion- In Memory of Kobe
Week of April 6th-
4/6- Opinion writing all week- LEGO Master Builders (source 1 on 4/6)
4/7- source 2 and source 3
4/8- set up writing plan using sources
4/9- draft
4/10- finish draft if needed and revise
Week of April 13th-
4/14- ELPAC Write about an Experience- In Memory of Kobe
Week of April 20th-
4/21- Write about Academic Information- Use details
Week of April 27th-
4/28- Write about Academic Information- Explain

Benefits of Having a Coach

  • Teachers, administrators, and district personnel can actually SEE what their students will produce in writing, and the instruction can be adjusted accordingly. This is also an excellent way to plan for professional development!

  • Teachers can select an unlimited number of tasks for the class (from the bank of tasks) to offer additional opportunities or different opportunities depending on the needs of the class.

  • Teachers have easy access to high-interest texts aligned to critical learning targets with the practice built right into the task. No need to search for appropriate text and make up a task. They are already ready to go!

  • While working on the writing tasks, students are also working on the learning targets for reading and research. One task addresses several learning targets!

  • My Writing Coach fits right in with any existing Language Arts curriculum. This is not writing program specific. Any student who needs to learn to write will benefit from using My Writing Coach!

More than 320,000 site users and 6,900,000+ page views since our launch in January 2016!

Task Features

  • Highly engaging tasks in short text, brief write, and full write formats
  • Tasks can be sorted by grade level, learning target, or task type be adjusted accordingly.
  • Videos and pictures (for the informational text tasks) to help with reading comprehension
  • Informational and literary text passages as the basis for the tasks
  • Task-specific rubrics accessible to students as they write
  • Ability for students to see their previous submission while revising it

Where is My SBAC Coach Being Used?

At schools in:

Compton Unified SD

San Bernardino City Unified SD

Anaheim Elementary SD

Paramount Unified SD

Baldwin Park Unified SD

Lucerne Valley Unified

Adelanto Elementary SD

San Francisco Unified

Selma Unified

Lennox SD

Montebello Unified

Kern County Migrant Education

Arvin Union SD

Greenfield Union SD

Fairfax Elementary SD

Taft City Schools

Lamont SD

McFarland Unified SD

Wasco Union Elementary SD

Richland Union Elementary SD

Vineland SD​

Capistrano Unified

Corona Norco Unified

Long Beach Unified

Salinas City Elementary SD

Bonsall USD

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