A long time ago, I made this graphic organizer to help students of all ages formulate a higher-level thinking essay response.
It is in the shape of a stop sign and the acronym goes:
Purpose for Writing
From a thesis statement, the student is to organize their thoughts about writing. If required, add personal opinions or opinions of others (citations), and identify their purpose for writing (persuasive, informative, etc.)
And yes, it’s a free download.