Sumdog Writing

Sumdog Writing allows students to play games with each other whilst practicing their spelling, grammar, and creative writing skills.  

The Writing games are different to Sumdog's other games as they involve the students communicating with one another. Because of this, some games involve additional safety measures to make sure that students are safe and happy whilst playing together. 

Students can only write real words and Sumdog helps to check their spelling and suggests grammar and punctuation changes.  

To monitor Sumdog Writing:

  1. Log into Sumdog with your teacher account
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow at the top of the page (next to your class name)
  3. Tick Writing
  4. Click 'Done' at the bottom right of the page
  5. You will now be directed back to your dashboard. On the top of the page, you will now see Writing (instead of Math for example).  

In the center of the page under Today's Classroom, you will now see the Writing report for the students in your selected class.

 

You'll also be able to set Challenges or Competitions for your students on Sumdog Writing. 

To set Challenges on Sumdog Writing:

  1. Log in to Sumdog with your teacher account.
  2. Click 'Set work' on the top of the page (next to Overview)
  3. Click Create in the Challenge box
  4. Choose a 'Writing' as the subject and click 'Next'.
  5. Choose the class or students you would like to set the Challenge for and click Next 
  6. You can now name the Challenge and set the start and end date. Correct answer target will be the number of correct answers your students have to get before they are awarded the bonus coins. Click Create.
  7. To set the Challenge click Done

The students will now be able to select the Challenge from their City page under the Activity panel once the Challenge has started.

 

 

To set Competitions on Sumdog Writing:

  1. Log in to Sumdog with your teacher account.
  2. Click 'Set work' on the top of the page (next to Overview)
  3. Click Create in the Competition box
  4. Choose a 'Writing' as the subject and click 'Next'.
  5. Choose the class or students you would like to set the Challenge for and click Next 
  6. You can now name the Competition and set the start and end date. You can also choose to have the students compete as individuals or as part of a team.
  7. Click Create on you have completed the setup.
  8. To set the Competition click Done

 

 

As your students will be able to communicate with each other you would need to give them access to play the Writing games in class. They will only be able to communicate with students in their class.

To set Writing access for your class:

  1. Log in to Sumdog with your teacher account.
  2. Click on Set work on the top of the page 
  3. Click on Live controls just underneath 
  4. Click on SELECT in the Select Subject box
  5. Tick Writing and tick the option to Restrict students to play the writing games for an hour. Click Done.

The students in this class will now have access to the Writing games. 

 

Students can access Sumdog Writing by changing the subject on the City page by clicking the blue subject panel.  

 

Writing activities are subscription features so you'll need to make sure your students are covered by a subscription place to do this. To try out these features, please get in touch.

 

 

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