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Writing Practice Program

Strong writing skills are key to a successful future. Also known as WPP, our Writing Practice Program, for students in Grades 3-12, enables individual students to work on their writing skills at their own pace. Guided by classroom instruction, WPP provides the individualized tools and lessons students need to improve their writing from anywhere. 

Helping good writers get better.

Only $45 per course.

Give your children the individualized tools and coursework they need to improve their writing anytime from home. Our smart software does the work of reviewing your student's writing so you can focus on other things.

"We've finally found what we're looking for with WPP!  After just one week I see improvement in [my students'] writing and understanding of essay type, structure, and content. The rubrics are great baselines as to what makes a good essay, and the lessons and example essays are helpful tools for improvement. I am proud to see my kids working independently and successfully to reach their writing goals!"

—Wendy McClellan, Parent

Why WPP?

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A writing center that's always open.
WPP can be accessed online from anywhere, 24/7. Whether your student needs writing help or is looking to get ahead, WPP can help.
Customizable for every learner.
You can make WPP your own in numerous ways! Select from our large library of available writing prompts or create your own; customize your user interface; and decide when and how to use the program.
Built to support your students.
WPP comes stocked with pre-writing activities, graphic organizers, engaging tutorials (with audio), and immediate feedback as students write to help them turn their ideas into polished writing.
Secure and safe.
Your personal information is always secure with WPP. Accounts are password protected and user information is never sold or shared with third parties.

1 Year of Access

Only $45 per Student

What type of reports can you generate in WPP?

Access real-time reports 24/7 to track your students' usage of WPP and their growth as writers.

Performance Reports

View your student's averages by trait, total score, and writing genre.

Prompt Reports

Monitor how your learner is performing on specific prompts, and how the prompts are being utilized.

Usage Reports

Track how much time students spending in WPP, as well as the number of essays drafted, number of revisions, and final essay submissions.

Progress Reports

Monitor your learner's progress over time. Students can be followed for up to three years, enabling you to identify their strengths at the beginning, end, and throughout the program.

Writing help designed by the experts.

You can rely on Writing Practice Program (WPP) from ERB because it was created in partnership with expert writing teachers. With WPP, you can tap into our vast educator network's decades of writing experience, and share that power directly with your learners.

Rubrics and Scoring

WPP provides an overall essay score as well as scores for individual writing traits based on a 6-trait, 5-point rubric. These rubrics are specific to the type of writing prompt—Narrative, Informative, or Argument—and include criteria for Development of Ideas, Organization, Style, Sentence Structure, Word Choice, and Conventions writing traits. Rubrics provide a link between assessment and instruction, with WPP emphasizing practice that leads to revision and improved student writing. The language of the rubrics continue to embody expectations for all the key elements one would want to see in a piece of writing.
Previous versions of WPP have used a 6-trait, 6-point rubric measuring identical traits for a total possible score of 36 points (versus 30 points in the current version). Additional types of scoring and feedback included in WPP are:
Notes capitalization, grammar, and spelling errors with multiple spelling suggestions.
Suggests relevant tutorials based on student scores and prompt genre.
Students using WPP in school can engage in peer-to-peer collaboration and feedback.
Parents can add their own feedback and suggestions to a student's essay.
Parents can edit a student's scoring level to score essays based on different grade level standards.

Want more information about WPP?

(866) 691-1245 or (646) 503-2697
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

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