Sometimes students need to hear and see the meaning and purpose of various paragraphs in different lights. Many struggling writers benefit from analogies and symbolic explanations. This color-coded essay graphic organizer serves the purpose of helping students remember the meaning behind each paragraph in a five-paragraph essay.
Five-paragraph essay have gotten a bad rap as of late because of the formulaic approach to writing, but struggling writers need structure. They need somewhere to begin. They want to know how many paragraphs they should write and what belongs in each paragraph because it is one less issue they have to worry about. If we support struggling writers with graphic organizers, their writing experience will be less frustrating overall.
Whether your students are beginning or intermediate middle or high school writers, struggling writers, or needing accommodations for an inclusion class, this graphic organizer will help them think about writing from a different angle.
Prewriting is important for all types of writing. The color-coded graphic organizer works for any analytical, expository, or argumentative essay. You can have them use the color-coded graphic organizer to help students plan for their own essay, or you can use it to help them analyze an example piece.
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