This frame is a simple outline to help struggling students organize an informational essay. It is a five paragraph outline and will require that students already understand hooks, thesis statements, transitions, topic sentences, and conclusions.
The frame uses the ICE approach to writing. I = introduce a claim, C= Cite evidence to support claim, E= explain or elaborate on your evidence. Body paragraphs follow a topic sentence, 2 x ICE, and then a conclusion sentence.