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Brainstorming Solutions (Free Handouts)

New(ish) teacher Kelli was wondering this week how to help her middle schoolers slow down and gather their thoughts before writing. Our email conversation led me to build this free set of tools that’ll hopefully help all English teachers.

Click here for the four brainstorming organizers with completed samples/models including bubble cluster, spider diagram, formal outline, and columns. The download includes not only blank handouts for you to use with your students, but also the four completed organizers that I used in the video that you could use as models. All of the pages can be printed as handouts or projected for use on a white board.

Want more help with writing instruction, including high-interest lessons and exemplar student sample essays? Check out my materials for the following:
• Personal narrative writing
Argument writing
• Blog-based approach to research writing

Teach on, everyone!

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