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.