This graphic organizer is color-coded based on the Step Up To Writing colors in Stoplight Paragraphing. This organizer assists with creating an organized paragraph. Students can also use a mentor text to identify the parts of a paragraph when reading.
Green - GO - Write a topic sentence
Yellow - SLOW DOWN - Write a main idea sentence
Red - STOP AND TELL MORE - Write supporting detail sentences
Green - RELATE BACK TO TOPIC - Write a closing sentence
Blue - I added blue prompts for reminders to use transition words and an elementary list of transition words at the end.