A 5-paragraph essay is an excellent formulaic strategy for students to use when writing a long expository composition for class or for standardized tests.
Thank goodness I began working with teachers from the Northern Nevada Writing Project's about five years into my career.
The work I did with this excellent organization helped me discover new ways to make the process of writing something my students didn't automatically groan about.
Let your students work up an appetite for writing with this opinion writing prompt.
First students will consider their favorite food while they fill in the structured pre-writing planner, then they can use the second page to write their opinion essay.
Work up an appetite for comprehension with this hamburger graphic organizer.
Kids will learn about basic story structure by seeing the main idea and conclusion as the "buns", and the supporting details as the "fillings".
The 5-paragraph essay is also a good choice for any student writing an essay for the SAT/ACT.
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