I spent hours searching for graphic organizers to help my students write nonfiction, especially biographical essays, and barely found anything useful, so I created this. This document includes 3 different graphic organizers and teacher examples for each one. These are great to guide your students in organizing their thoughts before beginning to write an informational text, particularly if it's biographical.
To use, simply choose the organizers you'll give your students (whether you only want to offer them one, or all 3), and print. If you want to give them an example of how to fill it out, just find the correct example and print it too! Just print and go!
I hope this helps you and your students write nonfiction essays as much as it helped my class! Please leave me feedback to let me know what you think.