This is a brief and detailed presentation walking students through thesis creation, essay structure, and do's and don't's. I use this with all of my high-school students, from freshmen to Advanced Placement Language and Advanced Placement Literature.
Adding Commentary in Your Essays--Honors & Advanced Placement
This is designed specifically as a resource for Advanced Placement writers, but it can be adapted for standard and honors levels as well. This goes through explanation of what commentary/analysis is, how to integrate it, and provides writing templates to help students begin adding commentary and metacommentary to their essays.