Writing Task Cards: November
Common Core Aligned
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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. The 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!
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 25-page product includes:
-36 Task Cards containing 93 original writing prompts
-Students are provided with two to four choices on every card
-Writing Prompts integrate a variety of disciplines, including Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, Art, Technology, Phys Ed, Social Justice, and Global Cultures
-Some cards engage visual and kinesthetic learners by prompting students to draw or illustrate their responses, or to create posters or subway art
-A variety of writing prompts are provided, including expository, narrative, persuasive, argumentative, poetry, song lyrics, raps, thank you notes, letters, scripts, dialogues, recipes, and magazine ad
-Some prompts ask students to write from the viewpoint of an inanimate or abstract object – a wonderful technique to help students develop voice and creativity in their writing!
-A variety of topics and interests are included specifically to engage Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers
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