There are a couple of scenarios when this would be the absolute perfect assignment for you to download.
1. If you mostly read the book and now need to come up with some essay ideas that aren't easily available on some website the students are using to pretend they read the whole book.
2. If you or (more likely) another staff member enjoys the use of graphic organizers and wants every teacher to give one a try. I created two essay-based organizers using Inspiration after an inservice.
In some ways, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and graphic organizers are alike: they are both a lot of work for the payoff, but that payoff can be pretty awesome for some people. If you are not one of those people, use my work to make your life a little easier.
I probably used a 6traits-type rubric. I did not deal with templates because I was teaching an honors class, and I assumed they knew how to format an essay, but be sure to check out my research essay on love if you want a nice template. This is just eleven original ideas (not pilfered) with a bit of guidance how those ideas might take shape as papers.