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Content Area Writing. Every Teacher’s Guide. Quick Writes. Writing Break: A reminder to shut up and let kids think. Write about what you see, based on three cues: clothing, things, and feelings. http://eiu.edu/eiutps/cartoon.php. More Quick Writes.
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Content Area Writing Every Teacher’s Guide
Quick Writes • Writing Break: • A reminder to shut up and let kids think. Write about what you see, based on three cues: clothing, things, and feelings. • http://eiu.edu/eiutps/cartoon.php
More Quick Writes • Exit Slip: Save the last one to five minutes of class time for students to quickly jot a response to the day’s lesosn on an index card. • Admit Slip: Bring a short piece of writing to class the next day on a note card, in a learning log, or on a handout that acuatlly looks like an admission ticket.
More Quick Writes • Brainstorming: quantity over quality. Come up with many ideas in a short amount of time. • Drawing and Illustrating in order to help students understand something they are trying to learn. • Clustering: a self-organizing process as words and phrases that spill onto a page around a center.
More Quick Writes • Mapping: arrange groups of ideas visually and show relationships among them. Move from graphic organizers to Venn diagrams, etc. • Learning logs, notebooks, sketchbooks, and buttpads.
Going Deeper into WTL • Written Conversation: dialogue journals—write back and forth about reading. • Write-Around: Silent discussion. Read a text and discuss it silently through write-around. • Carousel Brainstorming: simultaneously share ideas and respond in writing to three or four different prompts on separate sheets of chart paper for each prompt.
More WTL • Double-Entry Journal: ON left—information, on right, responses/reflecitons. • Nonstop Write • Reflective Write • KWL • Teacher-Student Correspondence