This PowerPoint clearly explains how to organize a 5-paragraph essay with animation, sound effects, and humor--not to mention a heck of a lot of examples. The thesis and supporting reasons & evidence are outlined for students so they can outline their own essays. It worked wonders for my lower level classes! Customizable within minutes for individual teachers or use "straight out of the box" :)
For a more extensive, detailed version, check out my "Organizing the 5-Paragraph Essay: Personal Essay Unit," which is currently cheaper as it awaits rating.