One of the most useful tools I have for teaching basic essay writing. This is both an example essay and an outline - both color-coded to work in unison. Invaluable to me. The outline I call a "recipe" for a standard research/expository essay. Help students understand where the following belong:
Helps students see the pattern of an outline embedded in an actual essay (the color-coding makes this happen).
This doument will be wonderful in helping your struggling students understand how the organization of an essay is done. If you are a middle school teacher, or have high schoolers who are below grade level (as I do), you will love this I think. I don't know how I'd teacher standard essay writing without it! I had a SpEd, FFB student in 8th grade who was still using it in 12th grade because he said it was "really helpful still".
SpEd teachers always fall in love with this handout when I use it, if you need to impress your SpEd people this may do it!
As with all my products, if you purchase anything of mine and would like to have it as a Word doc so you can change it to fit your particular classroom, just leave me a message and I will make it available to you.