This or That writing is one of the most painless writing activities I do in my classroom. Students choose a card and then select one of the two topics on the card. Then they write in their journal for the allotted time. They may choose to write about anything as long as it is related to your chosen topic. They may choose to write any way or any genre. For example: They could write a stream of consciousness, their opinion about one of the topics, a story about their life, a fiction story, an expository writing, a poem, a play, a song or some sort of association. Students like this activity not only because they have a choice, but also because their writing can go many, many directions from just two topics. It also provides a wonderful sharing experience and discussion about how other people interpreted the writing topic.
Included in this product you will find 60 different task cards. Each card has a different this or that choice. This product works great as a whole class activity, warm up, journal writing, writing center or exit ticket.