Quick Writes

A Quick Write is a literacy strategy which can be used in any content area to develop writing fluency, to build the habit of reflection into a learning experience, and to informally assess student thinking. The strategy asks learners to respond in 2–10 minutes to an open-ended question or prompt posed by the teacher. This writing assignment can be used at the beginning, middle, or end of a lesson. For example, students are asked to write about what they learned, problems they encountered, what they liked (or did not like) about the lesson, questions they may have and about how well they understood the concepts. In content teaching, the integration of reading and writing reinforces meaning construction as both activities use similar processing skills.

 

Websites on Quick Writes:

Six Ways to Use Quick Writes
http://www.oncourseworkshop.com/Learning047.htm

The Quick Write
http://www.litandlearn.lpb.org/strategies/strat_quick.pdf

QuickWrites
http://www.misd.net/secondaryliteracy/strategicliteracyinstructionwordstudy/Quickwrites.pdf

Quick Writes for Science and Mathematics (See appendix)
http://ejlts.ucdavis.edu/sites/ejlts.ucdavis.edu/files/articles/Jocleland.pdf



  
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