This is a packet that I created for middle school, special education students in an ELA classroom. It can be used in a general education classroom as well. The packet includes an outline for the essay. It also comes with a sample essay that I wrote to use when I model for the students how to do the essay. The last part is a 2 page essay template. It includes an intro paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. The purpose is to guide the students in writing their own essay and provide the framework for those students who have difficulty writing. The graphic organizer that I used for research for the essay is in a separate download if you would like that as well. Please rate this if you buy it!