What are Quick Writes?
Quick Writes are a lightweight exercise that makes creating, organizing, and grading assignments a breeze. Quick Writes are great for journaling and bellringers.
Quick Writes can be used to serve a range of purposes, from building writing fluency and developing specific writing skills to assessing understanding of course content.
How do I assign a Quick Write?
To assign a Quick Write, first head to our content library by clicking “Browse & Assign." Next, click "Writing" to view NoRedInk's Writing activities.
Clicking "Quick Writes" will take you to our library of pre-made assignments, as shown below:
- While browsing prompts, you can click the eye icon to preview the student view of the assignment or click the arrow button to assign this prompt.
- You can also click "Create Your Own" to add a custom prompt.
- After creating or selecting a prompt, you can customize your assignment in the following ways:
- Add sources that students will be able to reference while working
- Add focus points to give students a reminder of what they should consider while writing.
- Set a minimum length that students will be required to meet in order to receive full credit on their assignment.
Ready to assign? Click here to assign a Quick Write using one of our pre-made prompts or create your own from the Assignment Library.
What do students see?
Viewing their submitted writing
- To view the writing they've submitted, students can click "Past Work" at the top of their page.
- Clicking "View Writing" will show a student's submitted work, any comments you've left, and their grade.
Want to preview your assignment as a student?
- Once an assignment is created, you can click the eye icon on your Assignments page to preview it.
- You can also preview active assignments using the view as a student mode, which allows you to see what students in your class will experience.
How do I view and grade writing?
- After a student submits a Quick Write assignment, they'll receive an automatic completion grade, based solely on word count. This grade can be edited by teachers. There is some more information on how to grade a Quick Write assignment here!
- To view students' submitted writing from your My Assignments page, click on the "View Writing" iconnext to the assignment. You can click on a student's name to view their writing.
- Students will be grouped based on whether they are still working or have submitted their assignment.
- When reviewing student writing, you can edit their grade by clicking the pencil icon as shown above.
- Teachers can also leave feedback using the "Comments" box and save frequently used comments for later.
- When finished, clicking "Save grade and comments" will allow students to see their grade and feedback.