This product is included in this writing bundle: Upper Elementary Writing Bundle - Expository, Narrative, and Persuasive - Aligned to STAAR and CCSS
Writing is an important skill, but it is also the most difficult language arts skill for many students to acquire. Using the four square graphic organizer is a powerful tool for all students especially ELL's and Special Education students.
The four square organizer can be used for all types of writing including:
The benefits of the four square graphic organizer:
- helps organize thoughts with a beginning, middle, and end
- helps sequence ideas in a logical way
- emphasizes the use of details to support main points
- predictable method that does not change
Once students learn how to use the graphic organizer, it is easily used for all types of writing and in other content areas. For example, it is a valuable resource for writing steps in a science experiment.
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Texas 4th Grade Teachers, the four square organizer is an excellent graphic organizer to offer to your students to use in preparation for the STAAR writing test.
Aligned to TEKS and CCSS.
Aligned to the following Texas ELA TEKS:
3.17A, 3.17B, 3.18A, 3.19, 3.20A, 3.21A
4.15A, 4.15B, 4.16A, 4.17, 4.18A, 4.19
5.15A, 5.15B, 5.16A, 5.17, 5.18A, 5.19