The Goal:  


Use your mind map about roller coasters to complete a writing scaffold.  A writing scaffold helps you develop your idea and organize your writing.  When you have a completed writing scaffold, you will be ready to create a rough draft. 

Essential Question What makes an amusement park roller coaster such a big attraction?

Use this topic sentence in your writing scaffold:  There are many things that make amusement park roller coasters a big attraction to park guests.

Need to visit roller coaster sites

to learn more?  Here are the two

talked about in the last lesson.  

Plus, here are links to interesting

videos.  Feel free to find more 

sources, but keep track of them.


1.  Make a copy of this Google document.    Don't know how to make a copy?  Check out "How do I...?" on the right.

  • Call your copy, " [My name] writing scaffold for roller coasters"

2.  Watch this how-to video to see how writing scaffolds are used.   Use your copy of the document to follow along.

3Review the instructions on your copy of the document.  You will use the blank writing scaffold on the last page of your document for your assignment. 

4.  When you complete your writing scaffold, submit a sharable link below.  Use the "your answer" icon.

Prewrite:  Organize With Our First Writing Scaffold


This page updated:  08/16/2020

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