Quick Writes for High School

Grade Levels
9th - 11th
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This set of 15 quick writes for high school students will allow your students to craft their writing by working on how to use phrases when they write. Each handout focuses on a different type of grammatical concept: appositives, appositive phrases, gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, and infinitives and infinitive phrases. The final handout in the set of quick writing prompts allows for students to use whichever phrases they'd like in their writing.

Each quick write prompt handout has two different prompt options allowing for student choice. All prompts are engaging! Do the entire pack for a fully scaffolded experience that will help your students become more fluent writers!

These are quick writes that are not simply free writes. They build skills, while allowing students to write about engaging topics.

When you purchase this product you'll receive a file with a printable version as well as a file with a virtual version if you or your students are practicing remote learning.

When can you do these quick writing prompts?

  • At the beginning of class as a warm up
  • At the end of class as an exit ticket
  • When preparing for a major writing assignment as a review of writing craft
  • When preparing for school, state, county or national testing
  • Between major writing assignments when students need a little practice on writing
  • ANYTIME, basically!

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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