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Weekly Quick Writes for your Students

I have just introduced the weekly quick write for my students as it offers them some freedom in selecting their own weekly writing topics but still ensures that they are working to a plan.

The idea of the quick write is that out of a one hour block the teacher discusses a ten minute focus for writing such as linking sentences or using figurative language.  Next students write for a dedicated 40 minutes and then finally spend 10 minutes highlighting areas of their text and reflecting upon the focus that started the lesson. 

The planner I have put together lasts for a term and You can download it here.