There are six different organizers to assist in preparing students for the state writing test. I use this for the assessment in the state of GA. Here is what I do with the students using these sheets:
*Discuss the types of writing -- the parts of each piece - have discussion about each
*Discuss what a good writing piece looks like (for each type of writing)
*Discuss the six traits and how they can be used to spice up their writing
*Discuss which graphic organizers would best be used during pre-writing for each type of writing
**When I say discuss, students will have discussions about each defending their responses**
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