The Quickwrite Handbook by Linda Rief. 100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart
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The Quickwrite Handbook

The Quickwrite Handbook

100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing

By Linda Rief

“Quickwrites—writing to find writing—are a powerful teaching tool that help students find ideas, discover their voices, and build their confidence as they discover they have important things to say."

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Helping students put words on a page can be hard enough. “I don’t have anything to write about!” they say. And when writing does happen, how do you help them develop these ideas into more effective pieces?

In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor texts and shows how to use each one as a powerful tool to quickly spark successful writing. Each mentor text includes “Try this” suggestions for inviting students to get started. You’ll also find “Interludes” woven throughout:  examples of quickwrites that students crafted into more fully developed pieces.

Quickwrites are more than a set of formulaic prompts. They are opportunities for students to use another writer’s words to stimulate their thinking and—through writing themselves—to discover a voice they didn’t know they had.

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