STAAR-friendly graphic organizer for 7th or 9th grade Expository Essay writing.
Based on TEA training and feedback for successful 7th grade writing and English I EOC test scores.
H-E-L-P is a classification strategy for real-life examples.
E: Experience (personal, friends, family, school)
L: Literature (books, movies, TV)
P: People/Pop Culture (current events, news, hot topics)
I will have my students label the smaller version and save it in their ISN (Interactive Student Notebook). The larger version they will complete as a pre-writing strategy before receiving their STAAR-lined paper.