This graphic organizer can be used for writing persuasive opinion essays or any essay/paragraph in which the author defends a claim using text evidence. It is especially useful for elaborating and expanding on ideas, including details, and citing text evidence.
I find this organizer especially helpful with my reluctant writers. It really helps them to make a plan in a visual manner, so that when they begin writing, they have notes to pull from and it feels less overwhelming. It adds structure to writing prompts, especially those found on ELA tests.