This three paragraph graphic organizer can be used by students to plan an essay. Each box has lines for sentence and prompts for the types of sentences that should be included in their essay. I have found that providing a lot of structure while students are learning the three paragraph format really helps. Once they understand the format, I take away the prompts or have them create their own graphic organizer. This includes transitions, which start off being very obvious, but once the students understand transitions, they can write them more effectively.