Brief writing assignments allow students to quickly write their ideas down without the worry of formalities. This freedom allows students to focus on the ideas instead of the structure and grammar of a piece. My students love when I give them the flexibility to write without boundaries or guidelines. Eventually, teachers could have students formalize the writing or keep it intact as a product of creative thought.
If you are worried about how to incorporate freewriting into your lesson, fear no more! These step-by-step instructions will make you more confident and this confidence will transfer to your students. I like the idea about sharing your own freewriting with the students. I have done this and it makes the students feel like the class works together.
Do you have a good idea about how to freewrite? This video defines freewriting and explains the process of freewriting. It also explains what can be done with the freewriting once the student is finished writing. Teachers may watch the video for their own knowledge base or share the video with students.
Freewriting allows students to be creative about a particular topic because it removes barriers and restrictions. By writing nonstop, students are challenged to write whatever comes to their minds. This free thought accesses a different part of their emotional and mental core.
I like this video because it shows students freewriting and then these students talk about their ideas. It is a good video to show students because the writing is raw and not perfect. It is writing from the heart and mind, unencumbered by diction and syntax.