This is a great graphic organizer and planner for students learning the structure and components of an argument five-paragraph essay. This particular graphic organizer is designed for argument or persuasive writing, but may be adapted for explanatory writing as well.
The organizer breaks down the essay into an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. It also breaks each paragraph down into its essential components. For example, the introduction paragraph box prompts students to identify an audience, issue, and claim. The body paragraph boxes prompt students to identify three arguments with supporting details, while the conclusion box prompts students for a summary statement, call for action, and clincher. There is also a list of definitive language provided for students to use as a resource while drafting.
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