So your students need help organizing their ideas, and you need a new way to teach it? Try this: assign a how-to essay about writing lousy essays.
This is perfect for you if:
*you teach low-skilled writers
*you teach students who are just learning how to write essays
*you are a content area teacher and feel nervous about the task of teaching writing
*you teach ESL
*you teach upper grades and have students with lots of ideas but difficulty organizing them.
Included in this download is a lesson plan + scaffolding handout to guide students as they write an essay about writing bad essays.