Help your students organize their writing more clearly with the graphic organizers in this packet. While this is intended for Spanish, it can be easily adapted to another language by changing the examples on page 2. The first page is intended to give an overall picture of the elements of quality writing. The second page breaks down the content portion of the page 1 into specific parts that give students concrete ways to add detail to their writing. It also provides key connecting and transition words to promote use of compound sentences, rather than short, choppy ones. Page 3 is a blank organizer for students to use when planning to help them focus on the details of what they will be writing.
The organizers are also useful for writing conferences, as you can point to areas of strength and areas to work on in a visual way. Students can mark areas they want to work on to help them have concrete areas or examples of how to do so.