This is an excellent tool for teaching the structure of a formal, five paragraph essay for your visual learners. The handout presents a template of a formal essay, with each element color coded to show how they work together.
For example: the students' thesis (found at the end of the introductory paragraph) is written in blue. The topic sentence of each of the body paragraphs is highlighted in blue to demonstrate that each topic sentence needs to relate directly back to the thesis stated in paragraph one.
This handout has reached learners who struggled for years to understand the construction of a formal essay. A great way to reach students who need a different avenue to understand this important, fundamental concept