Free Write- 7th Grade

This week I wanted to let students explore and play on the page, and we focused on some free writing. It worked out because students were a little burnt out after testing. Instead of our usual structured writing exercise, we set the timer and got to work on a 10-minute free write. Afterward they had some time to look through their writing portfolios and rework something if they wanted to. We talked a little bit about learning what works for us as writers and noticing our preferences. Is it easier to write with a structuresd exercise, or are you able to really get those creative juices flowing when you go stream of consciousness and there are no boxes to limit the imagination? 

Because much of the writing leaned towards the more personal, and I told students to treat this as something that was just for them,  I won’t be sharing their writing this week. See you next time as we wrap up our residency! 



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.