This is for students to begin recognizing what MEAT (Main Point, Evidence, Analysis, Transition Sentence) paragraphs look like. It's fully editable.
There is one on Racial profiling and another on transgender students, the one on transgender students is slightly harder because there are some pieces of information that don't fit and includes a counterclaim.
The way that this activity works is that pieces all have labels on them and you cut them up for the students and tell them to piece it back together. Don't worry it wasn't written in order so they can't just try to piece the paper back together. I have students tell me why they believe that piece goes where they put it. Some evidence will be better suited (paraphrased or quotations) than others but you can use your discretion as a teacher to choose which one you prefer. As class goes on I start revealing what are the main points to give hints to which evidence should go with what main point and why.