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How to write a 5 paragraph essay


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How to write a 5 paragraph essay

  1. 1. How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay By Mr. Moore
  2. 2. Introduction The introduction gives the reader a brief outline of your essay. The first sentence in your introduction is called “The Hook”.
  3. 3. The Hook 1st Sentence The hook sentence grabs the reader’s attention and makes them want to read more. The hook is an interesting fact from the writer’s research. It can be… • A question… • A quote… • An exclamation…
  4. 4. Thesis (Main Idea)- Second Sentence The thesis can be an opinion or a fact. However, it must be well written and specific. It gives the reader a clear idea about the writer’s essay.
  5. 5. Subtopics Sentences 3, 4, and 5 These three sentences are examples that support your thesis.
  6. 6. Transition Sentence 6 The transition sentence prepares the reader for the next paragraph.
  7. 7. Let’s Review- The Introduction  Sentence 1- The Hook  Sentence 2- The Thesis  Sentence 3- Subtopic #1  Sentence 4- Subtopic #2  Sentence 5- Subtopic #3  Sentence 6- Transitions
  8. 8. The Body- Paragraphs 3,4,and 5 The body contains three paragraphs. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence that restates one of the supporting ideas mentioned in the first paragraph. Each paragraph expands on each subtopic mentioned in the introduction. Don’t forget a transition!
  9. 9. Conclusion- Paragraph #5 The conclusion restates the thesis and the three supporting ideas in a powerful way. It’s also referred to as the “So what?” paragraph, meaning “What have you learned?”  In conclusion  As you can see  In summary  In summation  It is clear