Do your students need help with organization? Included are two pages for students to include in a Writer's Notebook.
An organizer is included for students to develop a thesis statement, three reasons to support, evidence to support each reason, and a concluding statement. Once students have their ideas in an organized chart, they will easily be able to draft an essay!
A colored anchor chart is available for students to use as they draft their opinion essays. The colors will allow them to easily place all parts of the essay (thesis, reasons, evidence, conclusion) along with paragraphs and even transition words. Once the essay foundation is in place, elaboration for mini stories, lists, repetition, and more can be the focus during valuable workshop time!
The graphic organizer is also an excellent homework opportunity as students explore different topics before choosing a seed idea. Practicing with the organizer will allow writers to see if they have enough evidence for a thorough essay.