These handouts are two-fold. The first portion is an outline that explains each needed element of every paragraph of a 5-6 paragraph essay. This is especially designed for the use of evidence and further elaboration of the evidence to support a thesis statement.
The second portion is a graphic organizer that allows students to see the essay in chunks and complete their writing in a systematic, step by step way. This method ensures that all students fully understand each step when developing and writing an essay. I have found these handouts to be extremely helpful for students often allowing them to have a "light bulb" moment when the actually get it!