What is a 5-Paragraph Essay or Long Composition Worksheet?

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. Planning worksheets usually have an introductory paragraph with a place for a thesis statement, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Why are they important and how are they best used?

One of the best strategies for teaching students how to form an essay on a topic is to have them use the 5-paragraph essay, or long composition, structure. This method asks students to pick out three solid, relevant pieces of information, and to buttress that information with a solid introductory paragraph and a concluding paragraph. The 5-paragraph essay is also a good choice for any student writing an essay for the SAT/ACT.

Long Composition Worksheet Template

To make a long composition worksheet, click the "Customize this Example" button below. Once you're in the Storyboard Creator, click on each of the elements on the template to change them to fit your needs. When you're done, hit save and follow the instructions. You can print off your worksheet from the next screen, or it will be saved to your account.

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