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Quick Writes are my most favourite writing tool, writing strategy and writing buzz! And I haven’t yet had a student across Years 3-6, across the world, who hasn’t agreed with me. For me Quick Writes are simply one of the most important tools I can add to my writers’ tool box.
I can’t help but say…this is just such a small sample of what is to come! Hold tight … I will be adding plenty more soon. Look for the Info Sheet: Quick Writes, as this will build the best picture for you and take you through the steps.
Right here, right now though, you’ve come across a Quick Write Prompt that is the starting point for your students.
Each Quick Writes Prompt set includes:
- The Prompt
- Associated artefacts for the prompt: photos, prompt cards
- Prompt stickers (small versions of the prompt for students to glue into their Quick Write book. These serve as a great record of the prompt, not only for this Quick Write but also for another time.)
- Some added extras depending on the set: Student writing examples from my collection, routines, links to reading.
I’ll also be adding published Quick Writes from students I have worked with. These will be great to share with your students, but for now you’ll find a few dotted amongst these Quick Write Prompt Sets.
I have never doubted the value of Quick Writes for growing serious, authentic, excited writers. I could see that from the very early stages.
As I went back to the class published Quick Write books I first made with my students in 2001, I came across this letter tucked in with my collection.
Christopher showed me his 'Quick Writing' book last night.
I was amazed at what I saw.
I had no idea he could write so well.You have obviously tapped a very deep well within him, and he is working with more confidence and enthusiasm than I have ever seen.
Quick Writes: Research can tell us of the benefits, students can vouch for the process, and the letter above from a parent’s heart reminds me that that is why I still love introducing Quick Writes, to enable writers to find that well. I hope you find it too.
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Related Books: Chris Van Allsburg books (and their images) are wonderful as Read Alouds and as prompts for Quick Writes in Years 3-6. See the links to 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick' below from Booktopia and Amazon. The stimulating ideas and images in this book (and his others) are amazing.
Australian curriculum alignment
ACELY1782: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose.
ACELY1694: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over textstructures and language features.
ACELY1704: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience.
ACELY1714: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience.
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