Teacher Review for Lists for Writers

This is a helpful list of... what else? Lists!

Susie L.
Classroom teacher
Cecil Intermediate School
McDonald, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
We've List for Writers it as a resource when completing book projects in my reading class. I used to give students character trait handouts, and now they have what they need in one place. I appreciate the definitions, especially because it is difficult creating a character profile if you don't know what the adjectives mean! We have also used the list of verbs to fine tune our writing.
My Take
My reasons for supporting this app in (you got it!) list form: Reasons I like List for Writers – ideas for creative writing 1. It is simple and neat. As the title suggests, List is full of lists, including those relating to characters, personalities, plot, setting, and words. There are no graphics or anything else to distract you. 2. It is comprehensive. Each list contains hundreds of suggestions for words you might need in each of many categories. For example, there is a list for first names (a list for both male and female), last names, occupations, clothing, people, and even body types! The action verb and adjective lists would be particularly useful in narrative writing. I also really like the list of seven basic plots. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them laid out so plainly! 3. With a simple tap, most words are defined by a built-in dictionary. 4. You can copy and save your favorites to a notepad while you continue to generate ideas and formulate your ideas. However, the app could be improved with the addition of a "favorites" option, thesaurus, and more than one notepad. It would be great paired with writing prompts also. It is very plain, but this may be better.