The "paragraph hamburger" is a writing organizer that visually outlines the key components of a paragraph. Topic sentence, detail sentences, and a closing sentence are the main elements of a good paragraph, and each one forms a different "piece" of the hamburger. This presentation shows each of the elements of the hamburger. The example provided is about why a teacher loves teaching! Richards, R.
Fifth Grade Essay Writing Worksheets and Printables
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When I look back to my first experience teaching five paragraph essays to fifth graders, I can remember how terribly unprepared I felt. I researched the few grade-appropriate essays I could find online these were the days before Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers and determined that there was a structure to follow. Every essay followed the same basic structure. I taught the structure to my students and they did well. I have been teaching five paragraph essay structure and everything that goes with it for several years now. I hope that after you read this blog post, you will have a good understanding of how to teach and grade five paragraph essays. Teaching five paragraph essays is just one part of teaching 5th grade writing.
The five-paragraph essay provides a strong, well-structured text. All you need is a good organizer and an example. First they learned paragraph structure.
Thanks for sharing your ideas! I am also a 5th grade teacher in Virginia working hard to expose my students to those prompts and help them to reach a place of comfort with their writing! I am currently working on the "Secret Passageway" prompt as a model for narrative writing. We've always called our writing expository, narrative or personal narrative. I'm finding that those that ask students to "imagine" a real event happening are a tad tricky.