5-Paragraph "Stoplight" Essay Organizer
6th - 12th
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This is such a great resource to help students create a well-organized essay. I also appreciate that it is editable.
This handy organizer for a five-paragraph essay combines a standard five-paragraph essay formula with a successful "stoplight" paragraph organization model. Easy for secondary students to follow, this organizer is a real work saver for teachers! The two-page organizer works well as a double-sided copy.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.