SHARON’S BLOG

Outlines.

Did I lose you already?

What if we could make organizing material a little easier for our writers? What if they practiced on something they are already familiar with, things like restaurant categories and the way grocery stores are organized?

Intro to Writing, Part 3 takes some of the pain out of outlines by using material your students are already very familiar with: restaurant categories and the way grocery stores are organized.


The tutorial includes two free, printable worksheets and links to learning about my sticky-note method of organizing material (outlining). You can find the tutorial here or by clicking the image below.

 

Intro to Writing, Parts 1 & 2

In Part 1 of Intro to Writing, we all practiced narrowing down a topic. You can find that tutorial here. >>

In Part 2, we brainstormed and organized together. The middle school version is here. >> 

The high school version is here. >>

Each week for the next several, I’ll post a new tutorial for all of our students in 5th – 12th grade to do at the same time.

After your students finish the weekly tutorial, I hope you’ll share their results in the comment box at the bottom of the tutorial so we can all benefit from everyone’s ideas.