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Building a 5 Paragraph Essay

Step by step process of writing the 5 paragraph essay
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Eric Russo

on 29 November 2010

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Transcript of Building a 5 Paragraph Essay

introduction conclusion Paragraph 1:
What are you going to say? Paragraph 5:
Summing up your argument Paragraph 1=Strongest Detail Paragraph 2=Next Best Detail Paragraph 3=Weakest Detail B
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Y Thesis Statement Everything that follows should fit beneath the MAIN IDEA presented in your THESIS STATEMENT. Your Point Your Argument Your Main Idea What are you trying to prove? What are you going to convince your reader of? the THESIS STATEMENT is like an umbrella for your paper. (Tell the reader what you are writing about) Introduction
to the Topic Your Intro Paragraph might include: Background Info/History

A Relative Story

?'s about The Topic A good INTRO captures the reader's attention.

Writers often include a HOOK for transition. The HOOK is a sentence that contains supporting details that will be explored in the BODY PARAGRAPHS. The CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH should have some key elements: restate the THESIS (use different words this time)

summarize the 3 main points from the BODY PARAGRAPHS

close with a sentence that you've finished your paper Paragraphs 2, 3, & 4:
Supporting Details Each paragraph should include: body
paragraphs A transition from the previous paragraph

The support detail for the thesis statement

An explanation with text evidence

A transition that "hooks" into the next paragraph A transition from the previous paragraph

The support detail for the thesis statement

An explanation with text evidence

A transition that "hooks" into the next paragraph Paragraph 2=Next Best Detail body
paragraphs Each paragraph should include: Paragraphs 2, 3, & 4:
Supporting Details Paragraph 1=Strongest Detail Paragraph 3=Weakest Detail B
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Paragraph Essay Writing a 5 Paragraph Essay is as easy as counting to 5! The Essay is like a burger with all the juicy details and flavor sandwiched between an intro and a conclusion. By following these easy steps, you'll be finished before you know it! (a sentence or two that explains what you will write about) “Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Many of Giovanni’s poems reflect her childhood and her experience as an African-American woman. “I write,” she says, “out of my own experiences- which also happen to be the experiences of my people. Human beings fascinate me. I just keep trying to dissect them poetically to see what’s there.” Nikki is able to let her readers live through her experiences because she allows us to see, feel, hear, and touch her world through her words. Nikki Giovanni allows readers to experience the world in her poems through the use of imagery. She uses personification, metaphor, and vivid verb choices to tap into our senses as we read her poems. INTRO In order to understand difficult ideas and concepts in her poems, Nikki Giovanni often uses figurative language techniques to help her readers. She uses personification, giving human qualities to inanimate ideas and things, to bring her words to life. In “Poetry”, for example, Nikki has the poems talking and stirring things up. They “seek not acceptance but controversy” and poetry “only says ‘i am’ and therefore concedes that “you are too.” By giving the poem a personality that likes many different ideas or “controversy” and still accepts me as a person, the poet helps me understand that poetry can mean different things to different readers
and to feel that what I bring to the poem is okay. In addition, . . . (INSERT MORE DETAILS).

. . . By giving ideas personalities, Giovanni helps us understand them in new ways. BODY PARAGRAPH CONCLUSION Through her use of specific figurative language choices such as personification and metaphor that help a reader see, feel and understand her words and in her selection of vivid and specific verbs to promote active involvement as one reads her poems, Nikki Giovanni creates a world of images that all readers can experience. We remember that her poems “are pure
energy/ horizontally contained / between the mind /of the poet and the ear of the reader” and as we visit her world, we must bring our understanding of how imagery creates that “energy” as we are on the journey with her. d
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