I developed this worksheet to help students understand research paper outlining. The assignment provides an outline for a paper about Michael Jordan that is missing most of the topic phrases. Students are then asked to complete the outline by inserting phrases from a word bank.
I have found this activity does an excellent job of demonstrating the structural components and hierarchy of the research paper outline. It also is a nice opportunity to remind today's young sports fan that even if he is supremely gifted athlete, Lebron James is no Michael Jordan.
This file also includes an answer key.