In my class, we live by sentence starters and interactive notebooks. We use these notes to help write two types of essays:
This resource provides a consistent framework to teaching essay writing to support students in understanding how to form their opinion AND how to "explain the facts."
I created an anchor-chart sized version to hang in our classroom and I also printed these pages and had students glue into their notebooks for yearlong reference.
Everything is color coded and easy to follow, classroom tested and student approved! :)