(3-each included in pack)
The writing organizer (below) is used to write narrative and expository text for 1 paragraph, 2-3 paragraphs and the 5-paragraph essay. Students
focus on their writing skills, not learning new organizers as they master one paragraph to the five paragraph essay. This program includes narrative,
summary, persuasive, and descriptive writing and responses to literature, research reports, and so much more.
The 1-paragraph organizer is used for narrative or expository text. Students brainstorm, write, revise and edit entirely on the same organizer. The example (see below) displays a descriptive paragraph. This paragraph includes a hook, topic sentence, three supporting details, a conclusion and snappy ending.
The 2-3 paragraph level utilizes two or three of the paragraph organizers. Notice (see graphic below) that the three-paragraph story was written on three paragraph organizers: beginning, middle, and end. Typically, when students transition from one paragraph to multiple paragraphs they need to build endurance to maintain quality writing. Using a new organizer for each paragraph requires the student to brainstorm, write, revise, and edit each paragraph so good writing continues as the amount of text written increases.
The 5-paragraph level requires only one organizer. At this level, a student uses one organizer to brainstorm his ideas. No longer does he need to do all his work on the organizer. Instead, he brainstorms ideas on the organizer, then writes sophisticated, cohesive and coherent sentences and paragraphs on lined paper.