"This book will move your writing, your student writers, and your teaching to new places."

—Sara K. Ahmed, author of Being the Change and coauthor of Upstanders

A powerful tool from Linda Rief for helping writers begin

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?

The Quickwrite Handbook goes beyond a set of writing prompts. It champions Linda’s wise words: “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.”

In this sample, you'll find:

  • a look at the benefits of quickwrites and how to start teaching with them
  • sample mentor texts for trying a quickwrite with your class
  • an example of an "Interlude"—a quickwrite that was crafted into a more fully-developed piece.