2nd Grade Writing Program Grant

WritingCity 2nd Grade Grant Program

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The WritingCity® 2nd Grade Grant Program application period has ended. If you would like to learn more, please take a free trial of WritingCity or contact us for more information.

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About WritingCity

WritingCity is a comprehensive K-5 writing and grammar program to help teach foundational literacy skills while developing confident and capable writers.

  • K-5 schools using WritingCity have seen a dramatic increase in standardized test scores.
  • The curriculum aligns seamlessly to standards, with writing and grammar instruction that spirals across all grade levels.
  • Easy to follow lessons allow teachers to provide effective writing instruction for all students.
  • Students build critical writing skills from instructional modeling and daily writing practice.

What is Included in the Grant?

If you qualify for the Grant Program, you’ll receive a free one-year subscription (valid through July 31, 2020) for the WritingCity second grade program, with professional development for up to 15 teachers in your school or district.

Total value up to $5294


I’ve seen such growth in my first graders’ writing with WritingCity! Students who couldn’t give a complete sentence in September are now, a few months later, giving me 3-4 sentences!

Jennifer Ilaria, Teacher at Oak Tree Road Elementary, NJ

WritingCity makes it easy for me to create a flipped, student-paced classroom where I can conference with individual students. I love the program!

Amber Garcia, Teacher at Waimea Elementary, HI


Does my School or District Qualify?

The successful grant applicant must be willing to meet these requirements:

  • Have at least two second grade teachers participating in a school.
  • Have at least 35 students participate.
  • Make appointments and participate in at least two professional development webinars.
  • Set up the subscription and complete the first professional development webinar on or before May 1, 2019.
  • Complete the second professional development webinar on or before October 1, 2019.
  • Agree to complete a brief survey at the beginning and end of the one-year subscription.
  • Facilitate a meeting with the school principal so we can explain the grant and the teachers’ participation in the program.

What Kind of Professional Development Will Teachers Receive?

  • Introduction to WritingCity webinar: Live webinar which prepares teachers to use WritingCity immediately in their 2nd grade classrooms through demonstration, guided instruction, and hands-on practice, with Q&A opportunity.
  • Consultation with our team to integrate WritingCity into your literacy block.
  • Follow-up webinar: After a few weeks of classroom usage, a live group webinar with other second grade teacher grantees to talk about classroom progress, hear about ideas on how others are using WritingCity, and further Q&A opportunity.
  • On-demand webinars: access to a library of on-demand webinars.