Simple yet effective graphic organizer that can be used in many different grade levels. Product includes two pages, the first page is the Brainstorming Map and the second page is the Paragraph Organizer. The Brainstorming Map gives students an easy way to organize their thoughts around a central idea while the Paragraph Organizer allows them to expand on their brainstorming ideas. The Brainstorming Map offers a center "Topic" area that can be changed to reflect the current writing topic while the Paragraph Organizer can be copied for however many paragraphs the assignment requires.
These organizers help students narrow down their train of thought to a specific topic all while giving those same students the feeling of success. Once the students are taught how to use these organizers, they can, and will, become extremely independent and writing will become much less of a frustrating task for all involved!