This is the second blog post I've seen in as many days that deals with info-dumps. The universe is speaking to me. Interestingly, toward the end of this post, the author mentions colour-coding text for editing, and references Margie Lawson's excellent system, Deep EDITS. Which, coincidentally (or is it?) my roomie and I were discussing whilst at the Michael Hauge workshop last month.
FREE SCRAMBLED PARAGRAPH Lesson~ This fun, print-and-go activity contains a scrambled paragraph with 8 sentences that can be put together only one way. Students use transitions and inferential clues to assemble paragraphs containing a title, topic sentence, three details with support, six (6) sentences, and, a closing sentence or clincher. Like training wheels on a bicycle, working with scrambled paragraphs helps students understand how to write logical, organized paragraphs!