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TIEDS or TIEDIEDS Paragraph Writing Format

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TIEDS or TIEDIEDS is an outline and graphic organizer you can use for any kind of paragraph writing, specifically English Language Arts and History. It is an acronym that helps students remember the 8 steps needed for writing a well-developed, standards-based paragraph:

1) T=Topic Sentence (Claim)
2) I=Introduce Evidence
3) E=Evidence
4) D=Discuss Evidence
5) I=Introduce Evidence
6) E=Evidence
7) D=Discuss Evidence
8) S=Summarize

For lower level or younger students, you can use the acronym TIEDS by deleting steps 5-7. I started off my unit with TIEDS (using one evidence) and then moved up to TIEDIEDS (using two pieces of evidence). This tool has greatly improved my students writing and works wonders when used consistently. The outline is color-coded with descriptions and sentence starters for each category. If desired, I have a rubric, sample lessons and student work.
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