How to Write a 5-Paragraph Essay Step-by-Step


Does your learner need help with knowing how to write an essay?

This easy-to-use workbook teaches your students how to write a 5-paragraph essay using a foolproof step-by-step process. Each incremental lesson teaches one step and contains practice examples to build their skill and confidence.

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Does your learner need help with writing essays?
Do your students believe they can write an excellent essay?
This practical workbook teaches your students how to write a 5-paragraph essay using a foolproof step-by-step process. Each mini-lesson lesson teaches one step and contains practice examples to build your learner’s writing skills and confidence.
Every student will benefit from this confidence-building, reliable process that can be reused for any type of essay or assignment in any class.
In Part 1, students learn how to plan an essay:
  • Your learners will practice the five easy steps that take them from the essay prompt to an excellent essay outline. Once you have an outline, writing the essay is easy!
  • Each step is practiced individually and then linked so that students develop confidence in the complete process.
  • Each step is laid out visually so students can follow along and understand where they are in the process.
Part 2 continues the step-by-step approach and teaches how to write each paragraph in an essay.
  • When learning how to write an introductory paragraph, students learn how to research information to write a strong hook and a compelling thesis statement. And of course, they learn how to put these together into a compelling introduction paragraph!
  • Students learn and practice a reliable process for writing convincing body paragraphs that support their thesis statement.
  • Finally, students learn an easy process for writing a powerful conclusion.
  • At every step, clear visuals support students in understanding how each sentence contributes to the goals of the paragraph.
After finishing this workbook, all your learners will have confidence that they can ace any essay!
This book is designed to help all students, but it is particularly helpful for struggling or diverse learners.
  • Excessive chit-chat is minimized. Lessons are direct and extremely clear.
  • The visual supports and incremental practice build confidence in a wide range of students (and teachers!)
  • Best of all, students can bring their own interests and make the learning even more fun and personal!  This guarantees better retention and enjoyment!
The book is also designed for the busy teacher (or parent).  There are no long introductions, explanations, or theoretical descriptions.  This book respects your time and allows you to get started within 5 minutes.
Key additional elements of this best-selling workbook include:
  • Short mini-lessons that clearly explain each step.
  • Fun exercises that develop confidence and incrementally build powerful skills.
  • A guide to editing your essay – a quick way to improve your grade!
  • A simple how-to for adding citations and a reference list.
  • Easy steps for planning the essay, as well as writing – a vital step that is missed in many other workbooks.
  • Strategies are reusable and will benefit students in ALL their classes.
  • Easy to teach/learn. Loved by teachers as well as parents!
  • Includes an answer key and sample essay for independent learning.
  • Designed for diverse learners, loved by all learners!
  • Suitable for late elementary, middle and high school students, grade 5-12… or even the college student who doesn’t know where to start with their assigned essays.
Grab this book and help your learners quickly become confident essay experts!
Updated for 2023 with an answer key and sample essay (annotated for optimal learning!)

From Amazon:

“Great book. Easy to read and follow. Returning to education after many years and this book is perfect for helping with those dreaded essays. With clear step by step instructions… Very simple to follow and some great advice. I’m so glad I bought it!”


“This book is incredible! I use it for my sisters because they are being homeschooled. And it teaches EVERYTHING!!!”


“I’m only 20 pages or so in to this book and it’s brilliant so far! … This provides a parent ( or kid)with the bare bones or what a essay requires, step by step, which is what I needed to explain in detail to my son who has HF autism. “

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