THE FIVE SENTENCE PARAGRAPH
Written by THRIVE Program Teacher, Tyson Schoeber • Last Updated: 01-18-2014
This page outlines an easy-to-learn, time-tested way to write high quality paragraphs. It will serve you well for many years!
THE TOPIC SENTENCE
In the first sentence, write the main idea that you want to communicate. This sentence should clearly state your point of view on the topic.
THREE DETAIL SENTENCES
Next, you outline three clear facts that support the main idea. Your goal is to prove that your main idea is correct!
Note that each of these reasons must be written as a complete sentence.
A CONCLUDING SENTENCE
The last sentence of the paragraph repeats the main idea using slightly different words.
Click here to take a look at a few examples.