Group Writing Activities

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Writing in groups can be rewarding, fun, and useful. Take a look at a few of these ideas for group writing activities which can help your students grow in their abilities.

Group Writing Activities

Group writing activities can be a great way of learning from others, supporting each other's growth as writers, and having a lot of fun at the same time. Writing can be quite a solitary activity much of the time, but it doesn't always have to be so. You just need a few ideas for group-appropriate writing activities. Here are a few you can try.

Crazy Brainstorming

One of the best ways to work in a group on writing is a process of brainstorming ideas. Have students call out random locations, scenarios, situations, conflicts, settings, or events, and write them, spread apart, on a whiteboard. These ideas can be as crazy or random as students wish. They can come from students minds, or come from random newspaper articles. The weirder the better.

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