In this lesson, students take guided notes while the teacher presents (see PPT item in store-link below). It walks the students through step-by-step on how to make an informational 5-paragraph essay, using MLA or APA formatting. The presentation takes a full hour.
They can then use these notes when they are creating their essay to help them through the writing process. Additionally, the guided notes come with a master copy, so absent students can also have the notes, even if they missed the presentation.
This is used in 7th-9th grade classrooms and is EXTREMELY helpful! When the students take these notes, there are zero excuses for any missing pieces in the essay!
It is a completely editable Word document (and so are the notes) and CCSS aligned.
5-Paragraph Essay Guided Notes Power Point Presentation