Dr Lynn Meltzer, Dr Bethany Roditi, Susan Taber M.Ed. and the RILD staff teamed up with FableVision to bring the research-based creative BrainCogs Cognitive Strategy System to a perennial academic challenge: the essay.
Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the ESSAY EXPRESS software provides about four to six hours of self-paced learning and practice. The software also spotlights the on-going saga of The Rotten Green Peppers, a dysfunctional rock band who are hired to write rock videos that teach kids about essay writing strategies.
With step-by-step, narrated introductions to nine cognitive strategies that support the essay writing process, ESSAY EXPRESS also offers an interactive notebook, student performance tracking system, and option for completely customizable teacher essay questions. Additional features include many lesson plan extension activities, reproducibles and additional bonus multimedia materials that provide even more learner support for both short and longer essay writing.
Benefits for Student
Students can write clear and effective essays
Provides a foundation of life-long writing skills
Students are confident in taking essay tests
Benefits for Educators
Customize specific assignments
Identify students' areas of strength and weakness
Track student progress
Numerous lesson plans and templates
Appropriate for mainstream and learning-challenged students
Benefits for Administrators
Assist schools in achieving improved Adequate Yearly Progress
Shows school commitment to research-based and instructionally sound learning solutions.