Every year I struggle with students who cannot seem to write a topic sentence, let alone a paragraph. I designed this outline to guide students throughout the year. I am an 8th-grade social studies teacher, but high school and college students still ask me for this tool. This is simple to use and you will know exactly what to do with it. I place these in a google doc and students type directly on them. It is in a simple five paragraph format. If you struggle with the basics of writing in your classroom, give this a try!