The Claim Evidence Graphic Organizer Writing Template was created for the CESA #1 EL OER Project. This writing template was created for EL students to use to aid in the writing process. It contains a detailed and easy to follow outline for students to input their knowledge. The organizer is color coded so that students will be able to navigate and organize their thoughts and textual evidence. There are also videos that are linked that ELs can watch to help them create each part in their argumentative essay. Teachers are able to apply this template to various argumentative essay assignments within different content areas.
Through this lesson, students will learn how to create a thank you letter to send to an employer, post-interview. Example of a thank you letter and rubric included.
The Purdue Owl provides style guides (MLA and APA) for writing and teaching writing, research, grammar and mechanics, ESL (English as a Second Language) and professional writing. The Purdue Online Writing Lab links to Purdue OWL Vidcasts, APA Formatting and Style Guide, MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide, Avoiding Plagiarism, Writing the basic business letter, and developing a resume.
In the fall and spring of each school year, students in the Baraboo School District are assessed on their academic writing skills. We pre-assess to determine skill-level as students come into the year, and we post-assess to determine growth. See the attached presentation to see our process along with examples of the writing assessments, rubrics, and student writing samples from K-8.