Can’t remember who shared this at our meeting–maybe Martina? Allison?
Anyway, it’s about fast writes, and it came from a sub. The students get one minute to write about the recent story. They look it over, then they get three minutes to re-write that line and as much more as they can. They get another chance to look it over, then they get ten full minutes to write, including re-writing the original content. Evidently when they count their words, the second time is more than three times the original, and the third time is significantly more than ten times the original. Maybe the kids count their words in between. I’m not sure.
Anyway, it’s a twist on a fast write, and twists are always great! I’m going to try it today with my intermediate and advanced groups and see what happens.