Writing Whiz has created a complete guide to administering a timed or speed writing exercise focusing on informative writing. Included are instructions on how to administer timed writing in your classroom, a model of what you want your student to accomplish, a rubric that the students and teachers will use to grade the timed writing, and three prompts that can be used. The rubric asks students to increase their word count, vary their transitional words and phrases, improve their weak verbs, and use the basic elements of an introduction: engaging/catchy first line, an anecdote or examples that illustrate the issue, a statement or statements of importance, and finally, a thesis statement (or specific topic sentence) that sets up the three body paragraph topics.
*Speed Writing Sample
*Personal Rubrics for Student and Teacher use
*Informative Writing Prompts