Are your students reluctant to write? Is student interest in writing at 0%? We are going to turn that around! In today’s episode, I am going to share how to use Quick Writes with students and the many benefits that come along with implementing them. Listen and learn about this easy-to-implement Quick Write strategy!
- Quick Writes are great for building fluency and voice, writing spontaneously, allowing students to write freely in a stress-free environment, and reinforcing specific writing skills without students even knowing it!
- Quick Writes should only take 1, 3, or 5 minutes to complete
- Students have control of what genre they choose to write
- It is important to write along with your students
- Quick Writes will motivate students to write and will keep them intrigued
- Get students in a writing posture
- Call out one or two words
- Set the timer for 1, 3, or 5 minutes
- Students will write to the “prompt” until time is up
- Students will share their writing aloud
- Allow students to submit one or two words for the prompts
- Allow students to take the Quick Write through the writing process
- Tie in current writing skills and hold students accountable to applying them to their Quick Write
- Encourage parents to try this at home
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About The Literacy Dive Podcast:
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms?
The Literacy Dive is a podcast that offers actionable steps and information for ELA teachers. The host, Megan Polk from Miss P’s Style, shares literacy tips and strategies she has learned from her years of experience as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist.