Building the 5-Paragraph Essay (Upper Elem/Middle School)

Stressed about your students’ scores on the writing portion of upcoming standardized tests? Teaching students to write organized, cohesive essays can be a challenge! “Building the 5-Paragraph Essay” mini-unit breaks down the essay-writing process paragraph-by-paragraph so upper-elementary and middle school students will more easily understand the purpose and requirements of each part of the essay. Everything you will need, including student handouts, writing prompts, outline, writing pages, activities, and a grading rubric is included!


“Building the 5-Paragraph Essay” Student Handout
“When should I use this format?” Student Handout
“Toolbox of Transitions” Student Handout
“Can You Unscramble a 5-Paragraph Essay?” Activity
Informative, Expository & Persuasive Writing Prompts (24 total)
Essay Outline
Essay Writing Lined Pages
“Peer Editing Checklist” Activity
Grading Rubric
Answer Key
*Full-color, printable 18X24 inch (or scaled larger) classroom poster

**Written in American English.

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Created: Jan 3, 2019

Updated: Jan 5, 2019


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