This is a simple-to-use argumentative essay outline.
Works well after teaching both the argumentative paragraph and refutation paragraph structures separately.
If students still need to understand basic structure of argumentative and refutation paragraphs, check out "Argumentative Paragraph Outline," with its accompanying PowerPoint presentation "How to Write an Argumentative Paragraph in 4 Easy Steps!" and "Refutation Paragraph Outline" with the accompanying PowerPoint presentation "How to Write a Refutation Paragraph in Four Easy Steps".
If students have practiced both of these first, writing the essay should be a breeze!