Five Paragraph Essay Format
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Five Paragraph Essay Format 7th Grade English – Mrs. Willis The 5 Paragraph Essay is a structured approach to formal writing. Most students do not like to write because they do not understand how to write. By teaching the basic steps of the 5 paragraph essay, the students will learn how to construct and clear, coherent piece of writing. The Five Paragraph Essay Format Paragraph 1: Introduction / Thesis * In paragraph 1, you are to give a broad introduction to let the reader know what the essay is going to discuss. * Your thesis statement should list what you will write about in paragraphs 2, 3, and 4. Ex. – Spring is my favorite season because of the things I hear, see, and smell. Paragraph 2 will discuss the things I hear. Paragraph 3 will discuss the things I see. Paragraph 4 will discuss the things smell. Paragraph 2, 3, and 4: Detail Paragraphs * You will write a detailed paragraph for each item listed in your thesis statement. * Your items should come in the same order for both your paragraphs and thesis statement. Paragraph 5: Conclusion / Ending * Give a wrap up of the essay. * Restate your thesis statement. * Give the essay some closure. Be Careful! *** Do NOT write the entire essay in ONE paragraph. *** Be SURE to address each item listed in your thesis. *** Keep it Simple, yet BE INTERESTING! *** Remember, writing is a way to express your feelings, thoughts, and opinions. Always DO YOUR BEST whenever you write anything.