I use this as a graphic organizer for informative/explanatory writing ALL YEAR LONG. This graphic organizer has really helped my students organize their ideas. It has also helped me to differentiate my expectations. I do not REQUIRE my students to complete the entire graphic organizer, instead I allow them to complete it to the best of their abilities. I use this graphic organizer every time that we do informative/explanatory writing. My students become very familiar with the graphic organizer, which enables them to focus on, and improve, their writing abilities instead of worrying about formatting or organizing.