I use this resource especially with the struggling writers. Using the icons consistently will give the students a great boost in creating sentences to support the topic especially when students are stuck and saying “I don’t know what to write”. Students can rely on the icon as a clue for developing the plan during pre-writing. Included is a writing prompt modeled after STAAR writing prompts. A composition is included with the icons out to the side to show how they were used in the paragraphs. An icon chart is included which students can learn from and keep in their journal. A hand pattern is included which can be used as an organizer. A sample photo is included showing how a student used the pattern – drawing on the icons and jotting down some ideas to go with the icons that would support their topic. Best wishes with your writing classes.