These are activities that prompt students to write a response to an open question and can be done at any time during a class. Writing activities are usually 1-2 minutes, and can focus on key questions & ideas or ask students to make predictions. These activities give students the opportunity to organize their own thoughts, or can be collected by the teacher to gain feedback from the students. Advantages include developing the student’s abilities to think holistically and critically, and improving their writing skills.
Learn more about one-minute papers
- Resources from the Starting Point Project from Carleton College’s Science Education Resource Center
- Resources from the University of Virginia’s Teaching Resource Center
- Resources from UC – Berkeley’s Writing Across Berkeley site
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