This 4-page formulaic outline has students deconstruct a writing prompt regarding theme and construct an introduction, body paragraphs through use of a graphic organizer, and a conclusion. I included an example I used in class for a poem analysis (Choices by Nikki Giovanni).
The first page explains the essay outline process.
The second page is a graphic organizer for them to record evidence, literary devices, explanation, and effect on theme while reading the text.
The third page is a written outline.
The 4th page includes sample transitions from which to choose.