A great step-by-step resource for writing a well-organized essay! I have taken my 10+ years experience teaching writers at a variety of levels and distilled it into one 7 page packet (including 2 organizers and a cover page). This packet is intended for writers who are relatively new to the essay writing process (freshmen and sophomores), but you can feel free to modify the pdf or Word Document to serve the needs of your students.
This packet includes:
Starting out: how to address a prompt, find evidence, choose a position, and consider the opposition
Evidence organizer: a very basic evidence organizer to get students thinking about evidence they may be able to use and how this evidence could be categorized
Making and Supporting an Argument: a step-by-step guide for generating a thesis, topic sentences, and assertions and supporting these with strong evidence and elaboration
Body Paragraph Organizer: an organizer geared toward helping students create and organize all key components of a strong body paragraph
Revision Checklist: A quick and easy guide for revisions