Yes, webs can get messy! I started having my kids write them in colors - 1 color for all the beginning ideas, another color for the first detail cluster, etc. That seemed to help them have organization when it was time to turn their brainstorm into paragraphs. The graphic organizers sound like a good idea that I will have to try! Do you have your students make their brainstorms very detailed or just have them put the bones there and then let them fill in the meat when they write their rough draft? Thanks for your thoughts!
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