Organizing Writing: Lesson for Kids


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What is the purpose of brainstorming?

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1. What is the purpose of an outline in organizing writing?

2. Kelly is writing about her vacation. She writes, ''You wouldn't believe what happened on my family vacation! There were sharks, pirates, and treasure; but, best of all, it was my birthday!'' Where should she put this in her essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and interactive quiz is designed to help students get an idea of what they know about how to organize writing. Questions will cover key topics like what brainstorming is and how to write an outline.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these areas of study:

  • Where a paragraph should go in an essay
  • True statements about the body of an essay
  • Where you should include the purpose of your essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson about how to organize writing
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how an essay should be written
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as outlining and brainstorming

Additional Learning

For more on writing, review the accompanying lesson named Organizing Writing: Lesson for Kids. These topics will be covered:

  • What you should do before you brainstorm for your essay
  • When you should write an outline
  • An example of what an outline looks like
  • The steps of writing your essay properly