Writing a 5 Paragraph Essay

By | January 19, 2020

The five paragraph essay is a great way for middle school and high school students to learn the structure of a meaning-filled essay. Here’s the outline a student should follow:

Paragraph ONE: Introduction

  1. Main theme of the essay
  2. Point one stated
  3. Point two stated
  4. Point three stated
  5. Transition sentence to paragraph #2

Paragraph TWO: Point one explained using supporting evidence

  1. Supporting evidence #1
  2. Supporting evidence #2
  3. Supporting evidence #3
  4. Transition sentence to paragraph #3

Paragraph THREE: Point two explained using supporting evidence

  1. Supporting evidence #1
  2. Supporting evidence #2
  3. Supporting evidence #3
  4. Transition sentence to paragraph #4

Paragraph FOUR: Point three explained using supporting evidence

  1. Supporting evidence #1
  2. Supporting evidence #2
  3. Supporting evidence #3
  4. Transition sentence to paragraph #5

Paragraph FIVE: Conclusion

  1. Why your ideas about the subject are correct.
  2. What you proved in your evidence in paragraphs #2,3 and 4.
  3. Summarize you conclusion. Tie it back to your introduction in Paragraph #1

            (based on an article written by blogger for Layers of Learning)

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