Five-paragraph Essay Organizer

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Some learners just feel more comfortable with very explicit directions. The directions on this template for a five-paragraph essay are very explicit and detail the content and order of each paragraph to be crafted. Color coding reveals how the essay is organized and the relationship between the thesis paragraph and the body paragraphs. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a prewriting activity and check to see that writers have a solid plan before they begin to draft their response
Pros

  • Color coding makes visual the relationships among the paragraphs
Cons

  • The template does not indicate that evidence is required to support the main points or topics
  • The template does not indicate the roll of the last sentence in each body paragraph