*Read Margaret Wise Brown’s "The Important Book" as a class.
*Make your own important book as a class!
*Students will use this organizer after choosing one thing to be their topic—a thing they think is important.
*Do one as a class to model the procedure and directions.
*Once the organizer is complete, students are ready to put it all together as a rough draft. They will need to turn each detail from this graphic organizer into a sentence and write their rough draft on white lined paper.