This organizer is based on Nancy Fetzer’s 5-paragraph Argument
Essay planner. I modified it for my students.
Teach the parts of the essay as indicated on the first version (all info is filled in). Then students use the blank one to plan out their essay. Encourage them to use complete sentences. The goal is that once the organizer is filled out, students just copy their ideas into paragraph form on a separate piece of paper.
Common Core Standards: 5.W.1, 6.W.1