I made this sheet to help my students practice showing their ideas with explanations and examples, instead of just briefly telling them.
This could be used as general writing practice, but I use it when my students are working on book reviews / reports. Students oftentimes don't add a lot of detail to their descriptions of characters or settings, so this activity helps me encourage them to really SHOW what they are talking about - Why is he "nice?" Why was the book "exciting?" What is realistic fiction?