Now that the prompt has been introduced and students brainstormed ideas for the prompt, it is time to look at writing graphic organizers that fit well for your expectations. These ideas are ideal for any writing curriculum and are a part of a series of mini lessons for writer’s workshop designed for scaffolding through the writing process.
Knowing that you want students to create a 5-paragraph essay, choose a graphic organizer similar to the one below. It sets up the essay perfectly including introduction, topic sentences, details and conclusion. I find it to be very effective.
Once students get used to using graphic organizers, allow them to choose from a variety of organizers that work well for that type of writing or create ones of their own. They can get very creative!!! Below you will find graphic organizers that I designed for my students. You are welcome to use them for your students as well! Click on the picture and it will take you to my store where I offer them for FREE! Yes, FREE!
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