Prewriting, if done well, is by far the lengthiest and most involved part of the writing process. Here is a series of lessons to guide your students through this process!

Lesson 1: Identifying your purpose

Lesson 2: Knowing your audience

Lesson 3: Choosing a topic

Lesson 4: Brainstorming and clustering

Lesson 5: Asking questions about your topic

Lesson 6: Categorizing information

Lesson 7: Organizing information and removing extraneous details

Lesson 8: Putting details in order

Lesson 9: Writing a thesis statement