Quickly dropping a note about using the KTL “quick write” technique in the classroom.
What is it? “A short, informal writing task
Why use it? CCSS Writing standard #10… just kidding.
They help the writer remember, organize and manage information.
-It’s an easy effective way to check student comprehension.
-It’s is flexible in its format and content.
-It’s an efficient assessment tool.
-It helps students gain confidence in their writing.
When? Limit to 10 minutes at the start or end of a class.
How? Establish notebooks with “quick write” sections or have templates prepared such as the cell phone, admin/exit ticket, or triangle, square, circle reflection.*
What? Everything! See some suggestions below. Check out the prompts and Bloom’s question terms through this resource link.
Focus on the Classroom: Middle school students have been engaging in quick writes as a way to bridge their learning for allied arts classes that meet on a rotating schedule. These quick summaries or reflections on a topic are used as a tool for transferring learning between days off. It has been beneficial for consistency and transitions as well as student ownership of knowledge.
Link to quick write templates https://keystoliteracy.com/free-resources/templates-printables/