This activity includes three simple steps that are needed in order to score well on STAAR Expository Writing in 9th and 10th Grade using 13 different prompts that are most likely one of the ones that will actually be used for this year's STAAR Test in March:
A: Attention Getter
T/P: The Thesis OR Position Statement that will be used to respond to the prompt
E: Example(s) that can be used to support the thesis or position
The only thing this activity does not address in the ending, which also starts with an E.
I recommend that you teach students to make outlines or rough drafts that use the conclusion to rephrase or reflect in some way, not simply restate things that have already been written in the introduction and body.