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Quick Writes

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Quick writes are a fun way to get students writing.  I present the students with a picture and give them five minutes to tell me the story of what is going on in the picture.  I ask the students to pick a person or a thing in the picture and write from that point of view.  These quick writes are usually extremely funny.  After writing for five minutes, I give the students a little bit of a rest and then we do another one.  After a few quick writes, I have the students get with a partner and share their writings.  They usually love listening to each other.  Each student has their own style of writing and I think it is good for them to see how their peers write.  At the end of class, I have volunteers read their writings to the whole class.