I searched the internet looking for resources that I could use to help some of my students develop their ideas when writing essays. On the 5th Grade Georgia Writing Assessment, 40% of the score is derived from the ideas component. Wow! I have created a seven slide powerpoint, 2 prompt worksheets and a blank prompt sheet for informational, narrative, and opinion essays. I especially like the student checklists that I have created for all three essay types. If you have any ideas on how to make this better, please let me know. Thank you!