A Quick Write is a short response (2-10 minutes) to an open-ended question or prompt. This strategy is an excellent way for students to practice responding to an open-ended question connected to a text and using text evidence in their response.
- Students read a text.
- The teacher provides an open-ended question, such as “What is the most important thing you learned about Percy in Chapter 1? How did the author show this about Percy? Write in complete sentences and provide one specific example as evidence from the text.”
- Give students 2 to 10 minutes to write their response depending on the question.
- Lastly, use the rubric to score your students’ writing and provide actionable feedback.