Today at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2011 Annual Convention, McGraw-Hill Education launched Glencoe Writer’s Workspace, the company’s first online language arts program for middle and high school students. The program offers students language arts instruction that meets the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), English language proficiency standards and college and career readiness standards in an interactive online environment. Piloted in Texas in 2010, Writer’s Workspace is now available nationwide.
Before the writing lesson begins, students read literature and engage in interactive response activities. Students then build writing skills by completing short, focused writing activities. Next, students enhance writing skills through longer composition assignments that use online tools to guide them through the writing process.