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215 resources with the concept writing organization

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Order the Information in Informational Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
After their research has been compiled and categorized, the next step for your class is to determine in what order information should appear in their essays. Emphasize that in order for readers to easily understand an essay, information...
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Organize Information for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Writing an outline can feel like a daunting task for young writers. This resource offers an approachable and effective way of beginning an outline using boxes and bullets to organize information. The narrator additionally encourages...
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Organize an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
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Connect Ideas in an Essay Using Example, Addition and Contrast Transition Words

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Adding transition words makes a text easier to understand for the reader and adds rhythm and flow to the piece as a whole. Your young writers will learn to how to read information in order to apply appropriate transitions to connect...
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Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Support your class in learning how to explain the supporting details in their body paragraphs and connect those details to the overall thesis statement. As the eighth video in a series on argumentative writing, this resource offers...
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Mr. Indent

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Mr. Indent will help your class learn how to indent paragraphs! He flies across the screen and punches the top line over, just to make sure it's clear when a new idea begins. An entertaining presentation with some practice for youngsters.
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How to Write a Paragarph Or How to Build a Big Mac

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Employing the metaphor of a Big Mac hamburger, this presentation explains how to put together a cohesive paragraph. The PowerPoint uses humor, animation, sound effects, and examples to get the points across. The main focus is on the...
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Social Studies: Essay Outline

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a resource intended for a social studies class, but great no matter the subject. It's a complete outline for an essay. It includes space to write ideas related to the thesis, supporting details, transition sentences and words,...
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What is Proofreading?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each...
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Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Poems carved into the wooden walls of the Asian immigrant prisons on Angel Island provide upper elementary graders an opportunity to study not only the story behind the poems but to also focus on the figurative language employed by the...
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Shifting Word Order in the Sentence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show your class that sentences can be rearranged in a paragraph and so can words within a sentence. Each slide gives a set of instructions with a question and two choices; the answer is highlighted on the following slide. The last 20...
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Essay Outline Template

For Students 7th - 9th
The strength of this essay outline template is its specificity. By the time your young writers fill in the requested information, they are well on their way to compiling their multi-paragraph essay. Learners craft topic sentences,...
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The TASP 5 Paragraph "Persuasive" Essay

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Though this presentation is designed for the Texas Academic Skills Program's (TASP) writing assessment, it could work for any class that is preparing to write a five-paragraph persuasive essay. Slides take intermediate writers through...
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Persuasive Writing Outline

For Students 7th - 11th
Writers can fill out this handy outline template to plan a persuasive essay. It has spaces to map out an effective introduction, three arguments (with supporting details), a counter argument for anticipating objections, and a conclusion....
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Unlocking the Secrets of a Persuasive Essay

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Full of tips about structure, audience, and evidence in a persuasive essay, this presentation would be a great way to start a writing unit in your class. One slide advises young writers to make up quotes and statistics in their essays....
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Outlines and Organization: Sample Outline

For Students 9th - 12th
Provide your essay writers with a sample essay outline. Richly detailed, this two-page handout not only describes the necessary parts of an outline, but also explains the purpose of each section. A model outline is also included.
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Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
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The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
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Artist Online Report Form

For Students 6th - 8th
Get those middle schoolers ready for writing excellent reports. This outline provides instructions and organized space to help learners gather information in a thoughtful and useful way. They research the life and works of an artist....
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The Argument

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
After brainstorming, middle schoolers write an expository essay for a writing project. They focus on supporting points, organization, and writing conventions to develop a well-integrated paper. In addition, they revise, proofread and...
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Writing: Essay Introductions and Conclusions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers use writing techniques worksheets to help them identify the components of the introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs of an essay. After this guided practice, they craft their own concluding paragraphs and exchange...
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Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of...
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Nonfiction is "No Nonsense"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your class participate in a discussion of the nonfiction genre. Do they enjoy it? Is it boring? Then have them demonstrate the author's purpose by writing an expository text. They view various types of nonfiction and take notes on...
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Descriptive Writing and Review

For Teachers 5th - 6th
This is my type of lesson! Learners read the poem, "The Deserted House" by Mary Coleridge, then complete a series of activities which encourage strong descriptive writing and sensory detail. They'll practice outlining, sentence writing,...