This is an outline for an animal research report. It works very well with students who need more guidance with writing a paper. It lets them know what information will be in each paragraph and the rubric helps them check their own work for spelling, grammar, and formatting errors. After they review and edit their own work, they can write their final copy and then the teacher can use the same rubric to check their work.
This outline bullets the information that the students will need to write their report, and it encourages them to list the facts in order to help prevent plagiarism. It works really well with 4th-8th grade students.