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Quite often, when our struggling writers create rough drafts, they're actually brain-storming. I've seen my own students write their essay, then create a "web" because it's required. Lately though, I've taken a new approach, showing my kiddos the sentences in their rough drafts that represent their main ideas and creating webs from those sentences.
While there are a number of ways a composition can be elaborated, this download focuses on only two: (1) including a title, intro, and conclusion and (2) adding supporting details to MAIN IDEAS. The Double Whamy Essay Organizer (a graphic organizer) ties the lesson together. BTW This is a blank graphic organizer, so it can be used as an accommodation. Students can use the organizer as a template for creating their rough drafts.
The template allows students to begin writing a story the same way they begin “telling” a story. After they’ve “told” their story (the part that often begins with One day . . .) in the body section of the template, the page still has room for the other components a well-crafted essay needs.
2 activity pages
1 rough draft template (graphic organizer)
1 color sheet (just for fun)