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5 Paragraph Essay

  1. 1. Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay A Write On Activity
  2. 2. How do you move from the graphic organizer to a five paragraph essay? <ul><li>I had a surprise </li></ul><ul><li>party. </li></ul><ul><li>Only family </li></ul><ul><li>Really shocked </li></ul><ul><li>Held at zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Grandma made </li></ul><ul><li>my favorite cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Triple layer </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Trick candles </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest piece </li></ul><ul><li>My parents gave </li></ul><ul><li>me the best gift </li></ul><ul><li>of all. </li></ul><ul><li>Puppy </li></ul><ul><li>Goldy </li></ul><ul><li>Best friend </li></ul>As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. My eighth birthday was the best one I ever had.
  3. 3. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>The introductory paragraph is formed from the topic sentence. </li></ul>My eighth birthday was the best one I ever had.
  4. 4. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>In a narrative essay it answers these questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>I shall never forget my eighth birthday. My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>Who?
  6. 6. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>I shall never forget my eighth birthday. My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>What?
  7. 7. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>I shall never forget my eighth birthday. My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>When?
  8. 8. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>I shall never forget my eighth birthday. My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>Where?
  9. 9. Begin with the introductory paragraph. <ul><li>I shall never forget my eighth birthday. My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>Why?
  10. 10. Don’t forget the hook! <ul><li>The biggest, best birthday ever…that would describe my eighth birthday! My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>
  11. 11. And remember… <ul><li>The biggest, best birthday ever…that would describe my eighth birthday! My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul>… to indent!
  12. 12. Use vivid words as you write the next 3 paragraphs from you graphic organizer. As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. <ul><li>I had a surprise </li></ul><ul><li>party. </li></ul><ul><li>Only family </li></ul><ul><li>Really shocked </li></ul><ul><li>Held at zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Grandma made </li></ul><ul><li>my favorite cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Triple layer </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Trick candles </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest piece </li></ul><ul><li>My parents gave </li></ul><ul><li>me the best gift </li></ul><ul><li>of all. </li></ul><ul><li>Puppy </li></ul><ul><li>Goldy </li></ul><ul><li>Best friend </li></ul>My eighth birthday was the best one I ever had. Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4
  13. 13. Remember to use transition words! They help make connections for the reader. As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. <ul><li>I had a surprise </li></ul><ul><li>party. </li></ul><ul><li>Only family </li></ul><ul><li>Really shocked </li></ul><ul><li>Held at zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Grandma made </li></ul><ul><li>my favorite cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Triple layer </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Trick candles </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest piece </li></ul><ul><li>My parents gave </li></ul><ul><li>me the best gift </li></ul><ul><li>of all. </li></ul><ul><li>Puppy </li></ul><ul><li>Goldy </li></ul><ul><li>Best friend </li></ul>My eighth birthday was the best one I ever had. It all began with.. After that… Later…
  14. 14. The last square will be the summary paragraph. <ul><li>I had a surprise </li></ul><ul><li>party. </li></ul><ul><li>Only family </li></ul><ul><li>Really shocked </li></ul><ul><li>Held at zoo </li></ul><ul><li>Grandma made </li></ul><ul><li>my favorite cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Triple layer </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Trick candles </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest piece </li></ul><ul><li>My parents gave </li></ul><ul><li>me the best gift </li></ul><ul><li>of all. </li></ul><ul><li>Puppy </li></ul><ul><li>Goldy </li></ul><ul><li>Best friend </li></ul>As you can see my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. My eighth birthday was the best one I ever had.
  15. 15. Summary Paragraph <ul><li>Can Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of other paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>Exclamation </li></ul>As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration.
  16. 16. Summary Paragraph As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. The party at the zoo, a delicious cake, and a special gift made it a memorable birthday. I think it was a superb way to remember the day I was born.
  17. 17. The Five Paragraph Essay <ul><li>Let’s read the final product! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>The biggest, best birthday ever…that would describe my eighth birthday! My parents surprised me with a party at the zoo. Grandmother baked my favorite cake. There were many gifts from friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration. </li></ul><ul><li>The Introductory Paragraph </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>It all began with a surprise party at the zoo thrown by my parents. No one mentioned my birthday all morning so I figured everyone had forgotten it. I was shocked when my mom drove me to the zoo parking lot, and everyone jumped from behind cars shouting, “Surprise.” Only close family was invited. </li></ul>2. First Square
  20. 20. <ul><li>After that we went to my Grandma’s house. She had made my favorite cake. It was a triple-layer chocolate delight. I blew and blew at the candles until I finally realized they were trick candles. Grandma gave me the biggest piece, yummy! </li></ul>3. Next Square
  21. 21. 4. Next Square <ul><li>Later my parents gave me the best gift of all. It was a fuzzy golden retriever puppy. I named him Goldy. He is still my best friend today. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 5. Summary Paragraph As you can see, my eighth birthday was a most memorable celebration. The party at the zoo, a delicious cake, and a very special gift made it a memorable birthday. I think it was a superb way to remember the day I was born.
  23. 23. Follow these steps to create a fantastic five paragraph essay!

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