PUTTING STUFF IN THE RIGHT ORDER

Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber   •   Last Updated: 08-28-2014

Some kids find it hard to organize their ideas when they write! What they write doesn't make sense to others! If that's something you need to work on, this page outlines a whole bunch of tips and strategies to try ...

JUST SCRAP IT

Read through your notes and cross-out (or delete) anything that now looks off-topic or wrong.

It's a good idea to fix any mistakes you notice, too.

USE HIGHLIGHTERS

Look for BIG IDEAS as you read over what you have already written and  mark connected ideas   with highlighter felts  using a different color for each group. 

COMPARE AND CONTRAST

A Venn Diagram can help to show how two things are similar and different (i.e. frogs vs. toads).

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USE POST-IT NOTES

Re-copy your best notes onto stickies! They're easy to move around so you can experiment with different ways of organizing the information before writing your first draft!

USE AN O.M.I. CHART

Sort out your best notes as you re-write them on an Organizing My Ideas Chart.



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IS THAT A FACT?

Or is it just an opinion? You can use a chart like this to help you show the differences! This can be useful when writing about "hot" topics.

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