A Friendly Introduction to the 5-Paragraph Expository Essay!
In this 4 week course, students will be taught the 5-paragraph essay with a no fear approach to writing; building student confidence as a writer is the objective of this interactive course!
Mark Snyder Jr MEd, EdS
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This course will provide students with an introduction to the academic 5-paragraph essay. Topics covered include: The 5-Step Writing Process, What is a 5-Paragraph Essay?, Writing the Introduction and Creating the Thesis Statement, Transition Sentences, Main Idea Sentences, Body Paragraphs, Details (DRAPES) and the Conclusion Paragraph. The class will be structured as a workshop with a brief review of last session, an introduction/lecture for new material, writing time, review of writing...
Students will learn the basic setup of the 5 paragraph academic expository essay. Students will learn the elements of the essay, organization of the essay, details for content, formatting the essay, finding their own unique writing "voice" as well as how to properly conclude the essay.
Students will complete the work that we start during each session for homework each week. There will be no other homework assigned. All new ideas will be provided during my brief lectures and most writing will take place during the sessions so that we can all respond and students can get immediate feedback.
I will personally provide a handout for class sessions while I deliver the brief lecture. Students will only need a pencil or pen and a notebook or loose paper to take notes (if they choose) as well as complete any pre-writing during class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The course assessment will be a completed 5-paragraph expository essay. There will be no letter grade assigned, but students will have a product of their time in the class to use as a guide/model for their writing in school when these subjects are presented to students. Students will receive my feedback throughout the course as well as in their final draft.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mark Snyder Jr MEd, EdS
English Composition, Creative Writing and Literature Teacher
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
80 total reviews
112 completed classes
I have been teaching Reading, Writing and Literature courses since 2006 to all levels of students. I have a passion for teaching the foundations of academic writing, as well as making Shakespeare approachable for younger students. I believe that...