A worksheet to help your students think about what their writing will need to have and be based on example texts they will read and study.
Make this part of your students' prewriting habits! It will help them to be ready to write about anything!
Before anyone writes something new they look at examples of what other authors have done to gain a better understanding of what their writing needs based on what they notice about other writing. Students can learn to do this too! Guide them through the first few and have them doing it naturally on their own by the end of the year!
This is a lifelong literacy skill!
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