This packet includes a graphic organizer, which explicitly shows students what each paragraph should include, such as an attention getter, research, and transitions. It also includes pages for writing a rough draft, a self-edit checklist, and a peer-edit checklist. This essay packet requires the use of research to support reasons.
I always make packets for my essay assignments so students know the entire writing process, and can work at their own pace. Typically, I would include point values for Focused Correction Areas (FCAs), but know that many teachers use their own criteria and grading system.