This is lesson on planning and writing that I developed for some of the struggling writers that I tutor (I have used it for many different age groups). It provides a simple planning sheet broken into chunks, once it is filled in it becomes the template for writing the actual essay. I have included the worksheets as well as an entire lesson on the importance of planning and writing. Included is a whole class activity, the planning worksheet, a writing prompt and a worksheet set for students to record their essay onto. I also have included (for the teacher's benefit) a filled out example planning sheet, to help guide you.