This organizer for writing serves as a visual reminder that a paragraph should consist of a topic sentence (T), at least 3 supporting detail sentences (SD) and a closing sentence (C). The green highlighted colors remind the writer that they begin at the top (Green means GO). The yellow highlighted colors remind students to keep going and add more details about the topic. The red highlighted colors tell the writer to stop after the closing sentence.
Each sentence is three lines long in this organizer, making a total of 5 complete sentences for a paragraph.
*Having highlighted colors also helps students who have difficulty seeing in the classroom, so this can also be used as a visual reminder for students with certain visual impairments.