Teacher Review for PenPal Schools

Great Writing and Social Activities

Aprilanne L.
Classroom teacher
Prairie Trail School
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this program to help my students practice their writing as well as learn about different cultures around the world and social issues locally and nationally. The kids really loved the fact that they got to communicate with other kids around the world. They also liked how they got to learn about different topics every week with kids their own ages in other countries.
My Take
I really like how it gave them a chance to put their writing in real world application and they got to see the importance of that. In addition, I really liked how they got to explore topics that are very important in their futures (and even now!) I hope in the future there will be differentiated articles for different levels.