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Last modified: September 3, 2020

Informational Essay “pattern”

(Expository Genre: Purpose is to TEACH)

5 Paragraph Essay

1st Paragraph (Introduction):

  1. Topic Sentence
  2. Main Idea #1 Sentence
  3. Main Idea #2 Sentence
  4. Main Idea #3 Sentence
  5. Conclusion Sentence

2nd Paragraph:

  1. Use the Main Idea #1 from the introduction as the Topic Sentence
  2. Supporting Detail Sentence
  3. Supporting Detail Sentence
  4. Supporting Detail Sentence
  5. Closing Sentence: Restate Topic Sentence

3rd Paragraph:

  1. Use the Main Idea #2 from the introduction as the Topic Sentence
  2. Supporting Detail Sentence
  3. Supporting Detail Sentence
  4. Supporting Detail Sentence
  5. Closing Sentence: Restate Topic Sentence

4th Paragraph:

  1. Use the Main Idea #3 from the introduction as the Topic Sentence
  2. Supporting Detail Sentence
  3. Supporting Detail Sentence
  4. Supporting Detail Sentence
  5. Closing Sentence: Restate Topic Sentence

5th Paragraph: (Conclusion)

  1. Use the Conclusion Sentence from the introduction as the Topic Sentence
  2. Restate Main Idea #1
  3. Restate Main Idea #2
  4. Restate Main Idea #3
  5. Restate Conclusion Sentence in a different way