Have 7th grade students that struggle with how to organize their essay writing? Have students that don't know how to get started or how to finish? These templates are common-core based and give students sentence frames for how to write about literature effectively. They focus on Standard 1 (students make predictions and analyze characters), Standard Two (Theme and Objective Summary), Standard Three (Plot Analysis), Standard 4 (using context to determine the meaning of words), and Standard Six (contrasting points of view).
This is great for writing in class, but also help students prepare for standardized test writing. While these are focused on 7th grade, they would be easily adaptable to any middle school-level class, as the standards are all very similar. The wording would just have to be adjusted slightly for grade-level standards.