Do you have students that just freeze when it comes time to put their first draft on the paper? As a support for these students, I use this paragraph planner to help break it down and scaffold them through each paragraph. I also allow many student to use these templates as their first draft rather than rewriting it again. We revise and edit from the template.
The planner has a place for them to note which paragraph they are on, prompts them to indent the first sentence of each new paragraph, and allows you to be flexible as to how many paragraphs you expect them to produce. It also have a place to jot down what writing piece they are working on so these templates stay organized in their writing folders.