Quick Bursts of Writing: More Links

Hello!  I'm busily preparing to attend and present at the State of Maryland's International Reading Assoc. Conference later this week.  I'll be sharing information about using Quick Bursts of Writing across the curriculum from my Scholastic book: Quick Start to Writing Workshop Success.  I already have links on my blog to the Quick Burst strategy posters (see Feb. 20, 2012 post), but today I'm adding links to two additional resources:
*Rules for Quick Writes (you could print this poster size)
*Notes on Keeping Standards High in Everyday Writing  (which gives some helpful tips for ensuring students do their best work even during these
quick, informal opportunities to write)

I hope you enjoy and make use of these resources!  I must tell you, the teachers at my school who have implemented the Quick Bursts throughout their day are seeing amazing progress in their students' writing confidence and abilities.  One of our kindergarten teacher's shared her classes' Quick Writes with me today and we were both blown away, especially considering most of these students entered our school knowing few, if any letters.  Wow!  What kids can do when we give them constant opportunities to think on paper and honor their voices and thoughts! 


  1. Cool! This is the first time I have visited your blog. I'll be back. Thanks for the ideas and resources. I use Quick Writes, but the idea of the Quick Bursts is very helpful! Thanks for sharing. Happy Slicing! :)

  2. Thanks for visiting! Glad you'll be back. I'll check out your blog, too!

  3. Have fun at your conference! We had ours in Colorado earlier this year. And thanks for the good links.


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