This model opinion essay is a great way to show your students what a finished product should include! The essay claims that dogs are the best pets (because they are!) and includes text evidence and various types of elaboration. Each part of the essay is color coded so students can see each element of the essay! (Hook, claim, reasons, text evidence, elaboration, transitions) You can even print it out and have them color code while you show the model! Enjoy this freebie!