These organizers & checklists were created for use with the SRSD (self-regulated strategy development) method for writing mnemonics: POW TIDE & POW TREE. The organizers are designed to teach students the proper way to organize their thoughts and information (or text evidence compiled) prior to writing an essay. The included checklists are a wonderful way for students to check their first draft for completion. There is also a component for peer review.
These resources can be used for informative/explanatory writing and opinion/argumentative writing. These are not designed to teach students the mnemonics, however there are several resources available online to do so. These materials would be most helpful after students have learned the components of POW TIDE and POW TREE.
Can be used in whole group, small group, and are great for centers!