This is the form I created for my students. It soon became the writing method for the entire school. It's easy, systematic, and the kids love it. I had the best schools in the county using this form. Trust me, after using this form for a couple months, your students will be writing complete stories with transitions, topic sentences, closing sentences and supporting details.
-Students choose from a list of transitional phrases to get used to using a wide variety
-large bubble map to brainstorm ideas and keep things organized and available
-Very formulaic system that is easy to follow.