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Writing Task Cards: January
Common Core Aligned
Start every class with a Quick Write!
Quick Writes are a versatile strategy used to develop writing fluency, build the habit of reflection into learning, and informally assess student thinking. This literacy strategy asks learners to respond in 2–10 minutes to a given prompt, then share their response with peers. Quick Writes help students become fluent, organized, confident, skilled thinkers and writers!
Use Quick Writes as Warm-Up Work, Bell Ringers, Class Enders, or for Writer’s Workshop! Also fantastic for Substitutes!
Quick Writes are used to . . .
Activate prior knowledge
Help students make personal connections
Foster critical thinking
Prepare students for discussion
Increase background knowledge and broaden worldview (when shared)
Informally assess student knowledge about a given topic
Increase engagement in Think-Pair-Share activities
Help students brainstorm their thoughts
This 42-page product includes:
-34 Task Cards containing 83 original writing prompts (all cards in full-color and black-and-white)
-Student choice on every card, allowing students to choose the topic that most interests them
-Some cards prompt students to draw or illustrate their responses
-Background Knowledge and explanations are provided
-Challenging vocabulary is defined
-A wide variety of topics and genres are included
-Writing Prompts integrate a variety of disciplines, including Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Technology, Physical Education, Global Studies, Social Justice, and Language Arts
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