This is a great graphic organizer to have the students plan all their writing out. It walks them through writing a thesis statement, planning out their body paragraphs, introductions and conclusions. It also has a section that helps students write a thesis statement.
This is also perfect for the students who struggle organizing their thoughts. It's very well differentiated to what each student needs.
I also highly suggest going through my informative writing introduction powerpoint before beginning. That is not a requirement, but it could benefit the students to go through all that.