The 5 Paragraph Essay Format

 

  1. Introductory Paragraph
    1. Begin with an attention grabber!  Make me want to read more.
    2. State your subject and be clear about your intention in writing about it.
    3. Give your three reasons that support your argument.
    4. State your opinion in just a sentence or two.
  2. Development Paragraph
    1. Restate reason #1 from the intro.
    2. Write sentences that give examples and details that support reason #1.
  3. Development Paragraph
    1. Restate reason #2 from the intro.
    2. Write sentences that give examples and details that support reason #2.
  4. Development Paragraph
    1. Restate reason #3 from the intro.
    2. Write sentences that give examples and details that support reason #3.
  5. Concluding Paragraph
    1. Restate the subject of your essay.
    2. Summarize how your reasons support your point of view.
    3. Conclude with a summary of your opinion.
    4. Leave the reader wanting to take action (Call for Action) or thinking about changing their opinion.
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