Here you will find the information and guidelines I give to students when we reach the writing portion of current events and nonfiction unit. I have a separate guide for reading nonfiction.
Note, I did not include a specific outline for the article (introduction, three body paragraphs, etc.,). One of the things I do is to invite students to notice and identify the style of different nonfiction pieces. We use the example articles to model our writing after and each of these is different. Students discuss in class which format best fits their topic and I conference with them on their progress, allowing them to deviate from the standard essay format.