This powerpoint tutorial (28 slides long!!) will introduce your students to a powerful method, which uses the colors of a traffic light, to help your students write effective body paragraphs! It includes an overview of the color coding/traffic light system, shows and example of a paragraph with proper format, and then gives students a chance to practice.
I used this method with my 7th graders who were taking the writing test. In one year my scores jumped from 60% passing (which was actually a high score for our school!) to 85% passing... and all I did was introduce this color coding method!
You are sure to see success, just as I did, as your students (no matter what the age--adults alike) get out the crayons and colored pencils to analyze their paragraphs, making sure everything is there and in its proper place!