All Treats and No Tricks for Teachers!



Everyone knows that the best part of Halloween is the treats!

That's why your favorite group of secondary bloggers has decided to share their best treats with you this month!

My treat for you is a writing intervention.  

Our Middle School students are knee-deep in essays and they seem to have "brain-dumped" everything they learned last year.  Even though we have reviewed all the things they learned last year, it's as if they all have selective memories.  So...I made these:







These are outlines (frames) for informative and argumentative essays!  

On the left, it tells the students what type of information is required and on the right is space for the student to write the matching sentence.  

It's very simple and direct  - made especially as a writing intervention for students who need more structure or scaffolding than a traditional graphic organizer.

Now this is not the "be all, end all" but it is a good start for students who have essay writer's block.  :) 



ELA Buffet by Darlene Anne and Desktop Learning Adventures by Pamela

14 comments:

  1. Great resource! My students can always use a little starter help. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. "Brain dump"... I love it! I tell my classes, "If you are saving your thinking brain for a special occasion, this is that occasion!" Love the nudges in this organizer! Thanks for the treat!

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  3. Perfectly straight-forward, great for the kids who need guidance, applicable to lots of situations, and lets them know we care! Nice. Thanks for the resource!

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  4. Terrific ways for students to organize their thought, ideas and details as they learn to differentiate between informative and argumentative writing.

    Connie

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  5. Great idea, thanks for sharing this resource!

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  6. These are such useful support frames for any subject. Handy reference tools, too!

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  7. These are such useful support frames for any subject. Handy reference tools, too!

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  8. I love these tools! I can't wait to put these to use immediately.

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  9. Love argumentative writing! Thank you so much for sharing such a great activity!

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  10. I love anything that helps them organize their thoughts. Thanks so much!

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  11. Lisa, this is such a clever way to show kids what they have to include in the essay! I love it, and it is really going to help my students organize their ideas. Thank you so much!
    Darlene
    ELABuffet

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  12. Isn't it amazing how students "forget" everything they learned the year before?! Great idea to use the outlines/graphic organizers to help students prepare for their writing. Thanks!

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  13. Thanks! These are awesome to help students get organized and get started! Happy Halloween!

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