My students often struggle with organizing the content of their essays. Narrative essay writing is a standard in elementary school and I want to set them up with a clear, concrete example of how to organize their ideas before they begin writing.
This organizer is editable and keeps them on track. It's a great brainstorming sheet and students can even help peer edit or review.
Before students get started writing, I often have them come to me for a quick check of the components. If they're struggling, this is a way to gauge exactly what they need to set them up for success.
This can be used in class or as homework.