Diving Into Your Q&As: What Do I Do When My Students Rush Through Their Writing?


Today we have a question from Shelby! Shelby asks, “How do you help kids who just want to finish writing as fast as they can and do not want to add any details because of the time it takes?” Just like Shelby, we all have those students in our writing block who say “I’m done” before most kids even have their name on the paper! Few things are more frustrating than watching students who rush through their writing without implementing the skills that you have worked so hard to teach!

I’m sharing 10 strategies to help with motivation and getting students taking their time when it comes to writing. These are tips that have helped my students look forward to writing time and shift from saying “I’m done” to “how can I make my writing better?”.  Are you ready to watch your writers grow and transform?

In this episode I share:
  • Common reasons why students tend to rush through their work and how to fix it
  • Focusing on small achievable writing goals
  • How to use checklists to eliminate rushing and increase accountability
  • Using a timer to set expectations
  • Implementing frequent check-ins to eliminate behaviors before they even begin
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Hey, I'm Megan!

I am a literacy specialist and curriculum designer who loves sharing tips and ideas to help students thrive in literacy! It brings me joy to await those a-ha moments and to see light bulbs turn on!

I have a huge passion for reading and writing and love to co-mingle the two any chance I get! You can expect to learn new strategies and ways to keep your students engaged during your literacy block! I am so glad you’re here!

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