1: Writing Text Type INITIAL Organizers - Downloadable PDFs

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Do our writers have tools to tackle each step of the writing process? How do we ensure that they understand the complex rigor to meet or exceed standard for Argument (Opinion), Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative writing? These Writing Text Type Organizers are designed to help support students in producing writing that conquers the grade-level-specific text type components.

With these research-based organizers, teachers will break down their thinking during Teacher Demonstration, emphasizing key aspects of the universal writing process in bite-sized, palatable pieces.

Prewrite: This focused tool clearly and logically demonstrates the prewrite step of the writing process. The prewrite organizer pinpoints a controlling idea and prompts the writer to keep a laser-like focus while generating supportive details. This multi-faceted strategy can be used with writers of any level; from emergent to developing, in order to make thinking visible. Beginning writers start with graphic representation and letter strings, whereas others build a picture with words and phrases. The prewrite organizer is utilized to effectively communicate across text types and content areas.

  • First_Initial Prewrite Organizer (B&W Laminated, 11" x 8.5")

Draft: This set of differentiated tools is utilized to practice the draft stage of the writing process. The draft organizers emphasize developing print to match a mental picture. The levels of the mix-and-match organizers increase in quality and quantity from a complete sentence toward various sentences that work together on the same topic which begins to formulate a solid paragraph. The draft organizer set is utilized to effectively communicate across text types and content areas.

  • First_Initial_Draft Organizer I (B&W Laminated, 8.5" x 11")
  • First_Initial_Draft Organizer II (B&W Laminated, 8.5" x 11")
  • First_Initial_Draft Organizer III (B&W Laminated, 8.5" x 11")

Publishing: These culminating writing tools provide writers with an open slate to finalize changes made throughout the writing process and present their learning in a polished way. The publishing paper helps students practice the techniques needed to publish and enhances the sense of writing accomplishment.

  • First_Initial_Publishing Paper (B&W Laminated, 8.5" x 11")
  • First_Initial_Publishing Paper Page 2 (B&W Laminated, 8.5" x 11")

    Writing Standards Chart:  How can we ensure that our text type writing meets grade-level expectations? Do you need a tool at your fingertips to weave writing standards into planning and practice? This teacher-friendly reference provides standards details to model, guide, and apply with students. This is a Teacher Demonstration must-have!

    • First_Writing Standards Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")