This five paragraph graphic organizer can be by students to plan essays, research reports, persuasive writing, comparative writing or any other informational reports. This could also be used to plan a narrative or story. It is blank so it provides students with a format (since 5 paragraph webs are pretty difficult to fit on a page), but does not give the students instructions on what to write.
The color copy could be used by the teacher and displayed on with the document camera or computer so that students can visualize each paragraph. They could use a crayon or colored pencil to outline their circles. You could also make color copies (if you are fortunate enough to have lots of ink :), or you may just want to make a few color copies for the students who really need that support.