We write to communicate, clarify new thinking and to learn new concepts and information. This resource provides great information on the benefits of writing in all subject areas (research shows students learn new information better and retain it longer when writing is incorporated into subject area instruction) and is chock full of quick, easy to implement, engaging and flexible writing activities teachers can use to enhance instruction and deepen understanding. You will find some of the more well known writing activites like 3-2-1 and T charts in this resource, but you will also find many other writing activities you can use in your classroom- Give One Get One, Cubing, List Poems, Writing From A Word, Word Splashes, Tweeting and Texting to name a few. Improve writing, comprehension, summarizing and increase vocabulary with these simple, yet powerful writing activities.
Because of the power point format and the introduction and research on writing across subject areas, this could also be used for professional development! Instructional coaches could really use this in training!