A brief guide to help teachers turn students into effective academic writers. The purpose for these templates is twofold: to help students access and comprehend academic paragraph and essay writing and to help teachers from any discipline teach writing confidently. The templates will aid instructors at any grade level—elementary through college. By using the templates, students can focus on what to say and not worry about where to say it. In turn, teachers can rely on and lean on the rhetorical foundation the templates offer to give students a basic understanding of logical structure so instructors are free to teach more in-depth analysis without having to reteach basic structure. Specific instructions are included for the templates, as are color and black and white posters of the paragraph template. Spanish versions are also included.