Writing Organizer

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INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH
HOOK/LEADQUESTION, QUOTE, OR INTERESTING FACT| What is a sentence that will catch your reader’s attention and encourage them to keep reading?| BACKGROUNDINFORMATION2-3 sentences explaining the Oregon Trail.| Who, what, where, and when, of the Oregon Trail| THESIS STATEMENTWhat are the three reasons?| Was it a good idea for people to travel on the Oregon Trail?| Details| 1) 2) 3)| BODY PARAGRAPH

| BODY PARAGRAPH|
TOPIC SENTENCE| What is the main idea of this body paragraph?| TRANSITION| To begin with, first of all, to start|
DETAIL #1:Example from the text or notes| What is a detail that supports your opinion?| Explanation of detail| Explain how detail 1 supports/defends your opinion?| TRANSITION| Secondly, additionally, also, next|

DETAIL #2:Example from the text or notes| What is a detail that supports your opinion?| Explanation of detail| Explain how detail 2 supports/defends your opinion?| TRANSITION| Third of all, furthermore, finally, last of all| DETAIL #3:Example from the text or notes| What is a detail that supports your opinion?| Explanation of detail| Explain how detail 3 supports/defends your opinion?| CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH

RESTATE THESISRewrite thesis statement and revisit your key points | Rewrite your thesis statement in a way that wraps up the paragraph. Make sure to include your three details in this sentence. | REVISIT DETAILS| Say something about each of your details that wraps up the essay.| PERSUASIVE STATEMENT| What is one sentence that would persuade/convince someone to either go on the Oregon Trail or not go on the Oregon Trail?|

What type of writing would you use this graphic organizer for?
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