Quick Draws

Posted by Jennifer Wilson on 11/8/2013

A quick draw is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of an abstract term or concept by representing it in a drawing. Quick draws can be used in any content area, and lends itself well not only to vocabulary concepts like “renewable resource”, but also to abstract concepts like “sustainability”. They are a way to ensure that students are able to understand and deeply analyze concepts. When using a quick draw you select a “big idea” or major concept within your lesson. Next, ask students to reflect on the meaning of the concept and create a visual image that represents that concept (allow approximately 3-5 minutes). Have students share and explain their image with a partner, in a small group, or in a Chalkboard Splash.