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Skill 1: Use the writing process to organize information and ideas.

You have used a many information resources and taken notes about your topic. Now it's time to create a product or presentation to communicate your new knowledge in a way that others can understand. First, you will use the writing process to organize information and ideas from your research notes. This will help you to create an effective research product or presentation.

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Using the writing process and writing skills:

k2 Skills

 

 

Types of Sentences

This video will help you to include different types of sentences in your writing.

  K2 Paragraph

Learn about writing topic sentences and providing supporting details to write a paragraph with Annie and Moby.

 

Grade 1 Model: Parrots
Grade 2 Models: Horses | Ladybugs

Look at some models of student research writing.
2-4 Skills BP - Writing Process BP - Writing Process Tim and Moby walk you through the steps of the writing process, including pre-writing, organizing, drafting and publishing.
  Types of Writing This video will help you to decide what type of writing you need to do to share your research.
  Prewriting Learn how prewriting can help you organize your information and ideas from research.
  Outlines Learn how to create an outline to structure your research report.
  BP - Sentences BP - Sentences In this video, Tim and Moby will help you to strengthen sentences in your writing.
  safari compare contrast sequence writing quia sequence quiz writing in sequence

Tim and Moby will teach you how to write in sequence if you have gathered information about events over time or steps in a process.

You can also practice putting events in sequence.

  Grade 3 Model: Cheetahs
Grade 4-5 Models: Height-challenged German Shepherd | Deer Don't Need to Flee to Stay Trouble Free!
Look at some models of student research writing to identify effective writing strategies.

Organizing your information and ideas:

k-2 tools Printable Resource Paraphraph Frame Use this paragraph frame to tell what you learned from your research.
  paper Venn Diagram with lines Try using this Venn DIagram to to organize information if you are comparing and contrasting two topics.
  fuelbrain venn interactive An easy way to make a two or three circle Venn Diagram for comparing and contrasting to or three topics.
 

computerpaperandpencil sequence

Use one of these Sequence Chain organizers if you are writing about events that happened or steps in a process.
 
Digital Resource K1 Presentation Planning Sheet Digital Printable Resource
k1 Presentation Planning Sheet Printable
Use this Presentation Planning Sheet to organize your information for a multimedia presentation.

 

2-4 Tools

Essay Map Essay Map

Use the interactive Essay Map on the left to help organize your writing as an essay. Also available as a printable.

 

  essay map for outline essay map for outline essay essay map for outline This interactive Outlining organizer helps you develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas you want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas.
  computerpaper brainpop outline outline word template Use one of these Outline forms to organize your research information.
  computerpaper Venn Diagram no lines venn interactive Use a Venn DIagram to organize your writing if you are comparing and contrasting.
  venn interactive venn diagram read write think This interactive tool allows you to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles to compare and contrast information.
  computerpaper sequence tool sequence tool Use one of these Sequence organizers if you are writing about events that happened or steps in a process.
     
 
Digital Resource K1 Presentation Planning Sheet Digital Printable Resource
k1 Presentation Planning Sheet Printable

Use this Presentation Planning Sheet to organize your information for a multimedia presentation.

  Storyboard

Use a Storyboard to organize a multimedia or video project.

  Graphic Organizers

Choose a different graphic organizer to organize your information from research. You will need to think about what kind of organizer will bes suit your research topic and purpose.

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Teacher Resources

Many instructional resources for writing and organizing information are available on ReadWriteThink.

YouTube--Sorting notes in research.

An educator's blog entry on Storyboarding for Prewriting.

Thinkport--offers a collection of pre-formatted graphic organizers that you can integrate into activities and lesson plans or use by themselves.

Free Graphic Organizers for Planning and Writing from TeachingTools.net.

Education Oasis--presents 58 PDF organizers.

Holt Interactive--these graphic organizers are editable PDFs.

Edhelper.com--Many general printable graphic organizers.

Eduplace--Houghton Mifflin's selection of graphic organizers.

Create BPjr - Paragraph Essay Map Types of Sentences Outlines Prewriting Types of Writing