• A non stop write is a timed writing, usually between 3 and 5 minutes, in which students are asked to respond to a prompt.
  • Students respond in sentences, writing quickly and continuously, focusing primarily on presenting ideas rather than stopping to ponder the spelling of a puzzling word.
  • The idea is to get lots of thoughts down in the given time.
  • Begin by writing for 1-2 mins and build up to 5-7 mins
  • Before writing, do a quick partner, whole class brainstorming about the topic