Purpose: When faced with a writing assignment, students, especially English Language Learners, need time to generate ideas and vocabulary. Guiding students through the following steps will help them create writing that is richer than if they just sat down and started write.
Preparation Time: None
Materials Needed: None
1. Provide topic for the writing assignment.
2. Give them 2-3 minutes to sit and THINK about what they are going to write.