This Informational Essay Graphic Organizer is exactly what you need to get your writers writing strong non-fiction essays!
The first page of this organizer gives your students the opportunity to write their prompt and brainstorm ideas before writing.
The following pages help your students turn their ideas into paragraphs, using their own words and text evidence. Sentence starter examples are provided to assist your students in citing the text evidence correctly.
When the students are done writing their paragraphs, the last page will assist them in taking their paragraphs and turning them into a wonderful essay, complete with introduction and conclusion paragraphs!
There are two forms of graphic organizers provided--one for creating a 3 paragraph essay (introduction, body and conclusion) and one for creating a 5 paragraph essay (introduction, 3 paragraphs, and conclusion) for those students who are ready for more!
I have also included photos of my 3rd grade students' work at the end to further assist you in using this packet to help your students become wonderful writers!