This is a writing packet that helps guide students as they brainstorm, draft, and revise/edit their expository essay. The template is editable so you may adapt it to fit your teaching style. The prompt follows the STAAR Expository prompt format. Furthermore, Gretchen Bernabei strategies such as the 3 in 1 statement for their Controlling Idea and an expert list for examples have been incorporated into the guided template. Both T.R.E.E.C. for their body paragraphs and the 3R's for their concluding paragraph, I have developed and use with my students. The first time using this guided template may take up to a week to complete. However, once my students got used to the format, I was able to assign it as homework over the weekend.