It's time to write! First, lead your emerging writers in a power writing activity. It takes six minutes and focuses on creative brainstorming. The class is given two words (duck and apple are suggested, but alter the words for different age groups). They choose one of the words and write for six minutes straight. Can they fill the whole time? Two other activities are included: the Writing Blitz and Word Pyramids. All of these pre-writing activities will encourage length, word choice, and detail.