This is a simple graphic organizer I use with students learning to structure their four paragraph opinion essays. It gives students sentence starters and transition words that align to the Common Core. Once students use this graphic organizer to site information and organize their information consistently, they will be able to write without the organizer. I see them use either the same or different transition words but understand the format in which to write to convey their ideas. I give them two passages and ask them to form an opinion on both then use the organizer to site pros and cons.