13 minutes | Dec 7th 2020

9. Using Quick Writes to Strengthen Student Writing

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!   Key Points: 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 Steps: 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 Extension: 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   Connect with Megan on social media: TpT Store Instagram Blog Facebook Page The Literacy Dive Facebook Group If you are enjoying The Literacy Dive, please subscribe and leave a review!
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