This easy-to-use packet uses the Four Square method to teach your students when to elaborate and the importance of using vivid language in their writing. The popular Four Squre method, which has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours, can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. It is also great for content area writing.