An ESSAY is just like a great, big, fat, juicy HAMBURGER!
The BUNS are the introduction and the conclusion. Basically the same.(What will I write about AND What did I write about)
The BURGER is the MAIN IDEA.
The DRESSING are the FACTS and the EXAMPLES.
Once you draw this HAMBURGER on the blackboard they remember the scheme forever! :))
On the other hand, the PARAGRAPH is just like a big flashy TRAFFIC LIGHT upside down!
GREEN LIGHT - GO! - write the topic sentence
YELLOW LIGHT - SLOW DOWN! - give reasons, facts, why?
RED LIGHT - STOP! - give examples
BO BACK! - concluding with topic sentence
Happy driving, just don´t get the ketchup on your lap! :)