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How To Use Favorite Things To Get Kids Writing

Everyone has favorites! A favorite sweater ... a favorite animal ... a favorite flavor of ice cream ... use these favorites to get kids writing with the Fantastic Favorites Ten Minute Writing Activity.

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If you are following the Writing Teacher's Roadmap, the Fantastic Favorities Activity is perfect for Step One - Get Kids Writing. The goal of Step One is to have all your students begin writing as easily as possible. Ten minute writing activities are fun writing ideas for ESL students, reluctant writers, beginning writers, writers who need a challenge, and more!

What Are Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Ten minute writing activities are fun writing activities you can complete with your students whenever you have ten to fifteen spare minutes in class. Each activity includes a writing idea that can be completed in a short period of time. 

Find out more about ten minute writing activities by reading How To Use Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities For Kids.

You can easily create your own set of ten minute fun writing activities so you'll always have activities at your fingertips and ready-to-use. Check out these ten minute writing activities and add them to your collection:

CLICK on the each of the above fun writing activities to read how to implement the activity into your classroom.

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Why Use Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Use ten minute writing activities to get kids writing. These activities provide students with an opportunity to practice different writing skills.

Get the Fantastic Favorites Ten Minute Writing Activity in the Touch of Honey Freebie Library. The activity includes teacher notes, the activity graphic organizer, and templates for students to write a draft and final copy of the writing activity.


Steps To Use Fantastic Favorites Ten Minute Writing Activity

  1. Brainstorm a list of favorite things students might have. For example, a favorite food, a favorite animal, a favorite season, etc. Print all these “favorite” ideas on a sheet of chart paper to hang up somewhere in the room so students can reference at a later date.
  2. Give each student a piece of scrap paper.
  3. Students choose ten of their favorite things and record them on the template.
  4. Give students 2 - 3 minutes to complete this part of the activity.
  5. After students have a list of their favorite things, students flip their paper over. On the back of their page, they choose one of their favorite things to write about, describe it, and write about why it is their favorite.

Additional Ten Minute Writing Activities

If you enjoyed the Fantastic Favorites Activity and want to save time and have instant access to many more ten minute writing activities, check out the Ten Minute Writing Activities Growing Bundle! 

Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing BUNDLE

There are many fun narrative writing activities included in the Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing Bundle. Additional writing activities are added on a regular basis.

Some of the activities in this growing bundle include:

  • ABC Expert Topics
  • Dragon Dictation
  • Draw and Write
  • Give One Get One
  • Kites Draw and Write
  • Ladybug Three Question Interview
  • Pick a Pic Writing Ideas
  • Scarecrow Interview
  • Sticky Note Pet Story
  • What Am I? Riddles
  • and MANY MORE!

Each ten minute writing activity provides:

  • a teacher notes sheet to explain the activity and outline the different steps and extension option ideas for the activity in detail,
  • graphic organizers to complete the activity, and
  • draft and final copy templates for your students to use if you decide to extend the ten minute writing activity and work through the writing process.

The ten minute writing activities can be used with all the students in your class to get them writing. The quick, fun nature of these writing activities  are especially useful in motivating students who:

  • struggle with coming up with ideas,
  • have trouble getting their ideas down on the page, or
  • who have trouble staying focused.

These ten minute writing activities are found in the Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing BUNDLE and as part of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club.

Happy writing!

Until next time,



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