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In order to become a more confident and accomplished writer, one has to actually start writing! Quick Writes, Journaling, and Bio-Poems will help students reduce their reluctance to write and increase their writing fluency, and can be used with remote teaching and learning.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers, tutors, and volunteers

Writing Fluency Strategies: Quick Writes, Journaling, and Bio-Poems

This session focuses on strategies that will help students reduce their reluctance to write and increase their writing fluency.

There are three components:

  1. A live session that introduces at least two strategies, a brief discussion of the relevant research, and its implications for teaching (2 PD hours)--Wed. 3/3/2021, 1-3 PM
  2. Applied practice
  3. After two weeks, a follow-up live session to debrief and reflect on the strategies tried in those two weeks (1 PD hour)--Wed. 3/17/2021, 1-3 PM

Complete all three components to receive PD hours.

Please note: This course cannot be accessed from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Complete specific writing strategies, with the goal of being able to model and teach them to others
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Online (Blackboard)
United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Distance Learning