Body Paragraph Graphic Organizer: To Kill A Mockingbird

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The school site I worked at used the CEL structure when writing paragraphs. I am sure that this coincides with other writing methods. Claim- topic sentence; Background- summary of the section used for evidence; Direct Quote; Link- Connecting the quoted and the claim; and the concluding sentence.

My students struggled with creating coherent writing, this was our training wheels the first month of school in which they received sentence starters. We have since progressed and the students have internalized the structure to the point where they manipulate it.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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