WHY DO IT:
The Process Grid is a grid with categories across the top and down the side and is in the Guided Oral Practice component. This strategy helps students categorize information and then later to compare and contrast differing rows of information. Positive interdependence within teams is a critical aspect of the process grid “game.” Teachers can develop the grid depending on the writing style they want to teach (cause and effect, sequencing, etc.) because this grid is most effective used as a scaffold for expository writing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.