The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

Quick Writes For Quick Results

Episode Summary

Literacy expert Sharon Callen talks about quick writing and the need for rehearsal to fire up student writers.

Episode Notes

Teachers often struggle with students who don't have the motivation, skills and strategies to activate their extended writing and start taking risks. This is where it is important for teachers to support a rehearsal process. 

What is Quick Writing?

It's a quick-to-use tool to free the writer’s mind, to help them learn how to craft writing and to give it a go, once, twice, reflect ... and again. It puts them in the driver’s seat and gives independent opportunity. It moves the student into trying it out rather than being involved in extensive joint constructions and shared experiences.

Sharon talks about the six pillars of Quick Writes:

And much more!

Resources mentioned in this episode:



Quick Write Video

 - A teacher at Kaurna Plains School explains the process in her classroom


'Reading Like a Writer: Teaching Information Writing' - Yrs 2-6, with Sharon Callen

14 August 2021, 10-11.30am Adelaide time (One 1.5 hour workshop)

This unique, practical webinar with Sharon Callen is for motivated Years 2-6 teachers and leaders of literacy who want 'hands on' ways to enrich the teaching of information writing through the Reading Like a Writer framework.  Participants will actually see how teaching strategies can be expertly used with all the tools and techniques you need to succeed. Learn how to powerfully use quality children’s literature and a workshop model, and develop students as self-motivated, self-directed and self-regulated writers.

"I gained so much from the workshop regarding structuring the workshop model, and the content that can sit within the framework. I adore Sharon’s style of professional teaching (energetic, engaging, passionate) and took a lot on board for my future as a leader in a school." - Teacher, webinar participant

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