Thematic Daily Quick Writes that tap students' critical thinking skills and provides for greater classroom discussions the following day (or at the end of the week when the handout is completed). Perfect for a Community/Character Building Classroom environment.
One handout per week, one quick write per day (Monday-Thursday). Friday can serve as discussion day. Collect to evaluate writing.
For Example, for January 2016, each Weeks Daily Quick Write handout revolves around MLK, Jr. and his principals.
-Week 1 asks students to consider questions about Friendship
-Week 2 asks students to consider questions about War & Peace
-Week 3 asks students to consider questions about Heroes/Heroines
-Week 4 asks students to consider questions about their Dreams
Recommended: While these Daily Quick Write Handouts can stand alone, they are aligned with the Thematic Homework Calendars and are meant to be copied on the opposite side of the Calendars for a complete Homework Package.