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Here you will find ideas for teaching the various components of the trait of Organization. Some items are links to lessons or handouts at other educational sites; for these I have given credit to the site.


General Ideas  Paragraphing Leads
Thesis Statements Conclusions Leads and Conclusions 
Transitions Patterns of Organization  Writing Frames
Sample Unit Plan    

General Ideas for Teaching Organization

bulletCartoon Sequencing

bulletParts of the Whole (four manipulative activities)

bulletGraphic Organizers

bulletTraditional Five Paragraph Essay

bulletLesson Plans: Organization -- found at Kent School District

Ideas for Teaching Paragraphing

bulletGuidelines for Paragraphing

bulletSuccessful Paragraphs--found at Youth Net

bulletThe Paragraph--found at Purdue University On-line Writing Lab

bulletParagraphing--found at Purdue University On-line Writing Lab

bulletTerrific Topic Sentences -- found at Teacher Created Materials


Ideas for Teaching Leads


Types of Leads

Ideas for Teaching Thesis Statements

bulletHow to Write a Thesis Statement -- found at Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services

bulletWhat Do You Mean by a Thesis Statement? -- found at Ace Writing

Ideas for Teaching Conclusions

bulletTypes of Conclusions


Ideas for Teaching Leads and Conclusions (combined lessons)


Teaching Students Feature Article Writing and Informational Reading  lesson 12 and lesson 14 -- found at Jefferson County Public Schools


Introductions and Conclusions -- found at Teacher Created Materials

Ideas for Teaching Transitions

bulletTypes and Examples of Transitions

bullet Lego Transitions

bulletTransitional Devices--found at Purdue University On-line Writing Lab

bulletUsing Transitions -- found at Teacher Created Materials

Ideas for Teaching Patterns of Organization

bulletTypes and Examples of Patterns of Organization

bulletLogical Sequence Activity Sheets (PDF) -- found at Education World

Writing Frames

bulletWhat is a Writing Frame? -- found at Reading Online

bulletMy Favorite Thing to Do (PDF) -- found at Education World

bulletOn the Other Hand (PDF) -- found at Education World

bulletTalent Writing Frame -- found at Castro Valley Unified School District

bulletPersuasive Writing Frame -- found at Internet Geography

bulletDrama Evaluation Writing Frame -- found at Arts Inform

bulletWriting Frames -- found at David Wray's Homepage

bulletHistory Writing Frames -- found at Schools History



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