IDEAS is an acronym I have created that will help your students remember both the content and the sequence of a paragraph written about a piece of literature. It lays out each step of the paragraph's structure: the introduction of the writer's idea, the development of that idea, the evidence used to support that idea, the application of the evidence to the idea, and the summary of the content and order. Also included in the description is an explanation of how to quote and format both short and long quotations. A peer editing rubric, which can also be used as a teacher grading rubric, accompanies the paragraph description. This is a perfect template for Common Core Text Types and Purposes in which students compose arguments to support claims about a text, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.