Make essay writing a bit more kid friendly with this graphic organizer. Students use this to get their thoughts together.
You can then guide them to their paragraph writing using the graphic organizer to help develop topic sentences and detail sentences.
My third graders have had good success using this in the past.
Page 1 appropriate for essay writing
Page 2 appropriate for expository writing
Page 3 blank graphic to use as you desire
Page 4 sample of essay page filled out