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Brainstorming Organizers, FREE Handouts & Examples to Help Teen Writers, CCSS

Laura Randazzo
59.7k Followers
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
8-page PDF
Laura Randazzo
59.7k Followers

Description

These four brainstorm organizers will help middle school and high school writers learn to gather their ideas and research before writing. I’ve included not only blank handouts for you to use with your students, but also four examples of completed organizers to use as models. All of the pages can be printed as handouts or projected for use on a white board.

The four brainstorming organizers with completed samples/models include:

Bubble cluster

Spider diagram

Formal outline

Columns

Want to learn more about these four graphic organizers? Be sure to check out my YouTube video that includes a lot more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbfYdKJiECI

Want more help with writing instruction, including high-interest lessons and exemplar student sample essays? Check out my materials for the following:

Personal narrative writing

Argument writing

Blog-based approach to research writing

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Total Pages
8-page PDF
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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