Jeff Anderson’s Power Write from 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
1. Teacher displays two words.
2. Students select one.
3. “Write as much as you can as fast as you can, as well as you can for one minute. Go.”
My husband gave me two words:
My backpack is an abysmal hole of doom.
Things go in never to be seen again.
I can’t seem to find anything in my backpack.
It is the dark hole of my existence.
I wish I could find my keys.
I know I put them somewhere in my backpack.
I wonder if I have any food in my backpack.
I can carry three laptops in my backpack.
Okay, so no Pullitzer for me here, but interesting.
4. Teacher calls time. “Stop writing. Life your pencil up in the air. Draw a line underneath what you just wrtore. Count the numbers of words you wrote.”
5. Students record word count under the line.
6. Teacher records results for each round on a chart.
7. Repeat for a total of three rounds.
Just one round for me tonight. 67 words.
I wonder what my word count would if I wrote by hand.
I haven’t tried this with my students yet, but I will soon. Anyone tried this?