Here are 2 sets of graphic organizers to help your students do pre-writing when working on that stage of the writing process. One set teaches students how to write an outline using notes they took on index cards and the other set of graphic organizers shows students how to transform information on PowerPoint slides into an essay or composition. These graphic organizers are useful for all your students and especially English Language Learners at intermediate levels of proficiency because they clearly and explicitly show how to organize information for these types of writing.
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The first set of graphic organizers shows students how to write an outline from notes they wrote on index cards. There are 3 pages that explain what information goes where in the various parts of an outline. Then there is a 2-page template your students can use to organize their information. An additional page for writing a bibliography is also provided.
The second set of graphic organizers includes a chart that explains how information on PowerPoint slides can be used to write the introduction, body, and conclusion of an essay or composition. Also included are a graphic organizer your students can use when transferring information from their PowerPoint presentations to the written page and a checklist they can use after writing their first drafts.
In addition, 2 8.5" x 11" posters are also included. One poster presents information about what an outline is and why it is useful to make an outline. The other poster presents information about the features of an essay.
Background information about using these graphic organizers is provided. A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this resource is included, too.
These materials were designed to help students write non-fiction research reports and can be used for other types of writing as well. The organizers were used successfully with English Language Learners over many years. ELLs at intermediate levels of language proficiency (such as WIDA Level 3) and higher will definitely benefit from using them. Other students who need support with their writing will also find these organizers useful.
What you get in this product:
★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)
★ 1 8.5" x 11" poster about what an outline is (1 color version and 1 black-and-white version; 2 pages total)
★ Information about how to write an outline, in outline form (3 pages)
★ Organizer that students can use to write an outline (2 pages)
★ 1 8.5" x 11" poster about what an essay is (1 color version and 1 black-and-white version; 2 pages total)
★ A chart that explains how to use information on PowerPoint slides to write the introduction, body, and conclusion of an essay or composition (1 color version and 1 black-and-white version; 2 pages total)
★ Organizer that students can use to begin writing an essay (2 pages)
★ A checklist that students can use to review their work (1 page)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this product (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher
section that provides background information (1 page)
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