This is a nicely chunked reteach of my expository essay format using P.I.E.C (Point, Information, Explain, Connect). This could also be used as an introduction to the essay. Key points are nicely laid out with checks for understanding on the most complicated key point - explain.
My format has been proven time and time again on the English 1 STAAR test to earn students at least a 5/8 or higher if they fill in the blanks correctly. This is a wonderfully scaffolded resource for struggling students.