MY Access! is effective whether teaching in a bricks-and-mortar, blended, or completely on-line classroom. After all, good teaching is good teaching and, most importantly, we are here to help!
We've developed both print and video resources, using the MY Access! tools. We also encourage you to schedule a webinar to discuss best practices. Just contact Dr. Madeline Pan (email@example.com) VP Professional Learning Connections or your Literacy Specialist.
View or download the following resources:
Knowing how to begin
Student Quick Reference Guide - Learning to navigate MY Access! students
Student Tour Guide - This "map" will lead students through an exploration of the program (great for teachers too)
Preparation Checklist - Suggestions for getting ready to start the program Easy first steps
Introductory Lesson Outline - Simple lesson to introduce introducing the program to students
Four Step Writing Lesson Plan -A step Step by step lesson plan covering an entire writing lesson over several dayswriting lesson plan, multiple class sessions
CiteSmart Guide - (Originality/Plagiarism Detection) – A guide to enabling and using this optional feature
See the How-to Video Library for more help.
How do I?
Begin to use MY Access: Basic Directions
Single Sign-on Directions -Single sign on Basic Directions - (Use this if you use a single sign-on service like Clever, ClassLink, Schoology etc.)
MY Prompt Writing Guidelines - A guide for successful prompt construction
Add a Demo Group and Student Student for Modeling Instruction - Step by Step Instructions
Help Student use the Loadable Outlines
Complete Special Instructions - Convey teacher expectations, add sources sources and provide added additional instructions
View the Portfolio - View/Print/Save student essays, track growth and view reportsreport data
Add Comments - individualize instruction Provide individualized and group writing feedback to guide revision
Help Students Create a Revision Plan - Teach students to set goals, strategies and reflect on revision
Help Students Safely Copy and Paste an essay into MY Access! - video
Use Keywords to find prompts - type the following in the Keyword section on Step 1 of the Assignment Wizard (remember to enclose phrases in quotes)
- type multisource - find prompts that require students to read, watch or listen to sources and cite them in the essay
- type Author's last name - to find prompts associated with an author's works
- type Main word in a book or story title - to see if there is a prompt associated with the work; you may also try typing this in the Title Area
- Find prompts that mirror state tests - type acronym for the test i.e. caasp, sbac, parcc. sol
- Type special topics i.e.
MY Tutor - Guide students to apply one or two goals for each revision
Lesson Plans Writing Roadmaps - Provide students with directions for completing the writing process from pre-writing to revision and editing in all genres.