Brainstorming is an essential part of the writing process. Providing my students with simple guidance from this graphic organizer made their overall product so much better. This graphic organizer helped them recall details from their experiences. I noticed my students ask themselves "what happened first? next?". They were sequencing their experiences without even knowing it. After my students finish brainstorming, I like to have them glue the worksheet into their writing workshop notebook to use during their first draft.