Tag Archives: helping students organize ideas

Questions and Tasks to Help Students Focus Papers

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Resources to help students organize ideas

 Students often have a difficult time organizing their ideas before and during writing. Here are some tips and lessons to scaffold students through this process.

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Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

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Developing a Thesis Statement

This handout for students demonstrates several iterations of improving a thesis statement.

This handout teaches students four techniques to improve thesis statements along with exercises to practice.

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Interpretation

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Paragraphing Lessons with Handouts

 

 

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Graphic Organizers

Examples of different ways to organize ideas graphically:

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Summarizing

Use these resources to teach a lesson about summarizing long or difficult readings.

Lesson Script

Handout 1

Handout  2

Reporting Verbs Handout

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