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The Five Paragraph Essay
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/howto.html
GRADE LEVEL: Grade Level: 6-12

CONTENT:
This site includes everything students need to know to be successful at writing five paragraph essays.

AESTHETICS:
The easy-to-read layout has a consistent style and cheerful colors, but the banner ads can be distracting.

ORGANIZATION:
The left-side index and a bottom navigation menu appear on all pages.

REVIEW:
This comprehensive site takes students through the steps of writing a five-paragraph essay, from planning and writing to editing, revising, and evaluating. The section Tips and Techniques provides students with clear steps for tackling essays paragraph by paragraph. Also in that section, teachers can find suggestions for model essays and sample lesson activities. The site also provides prompts for expository, narrative, and persuasive essays, as well as links to prompts at other sites.

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