Over the years I've written about a lot of tools from Read Write Think. This one has received more views than any other that I've featured.
Essay Map is a handy tool from the folks at Read Write Think. Essay Map provides students with step by step guidance in the construction of an informational essay. Some of my students seem to struggle most with constructing an introduction and conclusion to their essays. Essay Map is particularly good for helping students visualize the steps needed to construct good introductory and conclusion paragraphs.
After students complete all of the steps in their Essay Map, they can print their essay outline. I have included a blank Essay Map outline in the image below.
Applications for Education
Essay Map is a convenient tool for anyone that teaches writing informational essays. Essay Map is probably too basic for most high school students, but it is definitely a good tool for middle school and elementary school students.