This is a wonderful scaffold that I used with the Hamburger Writing Model. It is a "pre-writing tool" for a "pre-writing tool". The idea is that this scaffold will help students to plan out how they need to research a topic so that they can adequately fill out their Hamburger writing templates or can be used as an alternate method to that model and can act completely as their Expository Pre-Writing Tool.. Some of my students needed this extra step and it really helps them to focus and be intentional with the time I give them to research on the computer. It communicates perfectly with the Hamburger writing model.
This template includes:
Three separate focus areas of research (one per body paragraph)
Three bullet points for facts from that website (One bullet transfers as one sentence)