This is an assignment sheet with instructions for writing a 5 paragraph essay created by Julie Lindstrom. The students are instructed to create a graphic organizer and an outline as pre-writing activities. Forms for the graphic organizer and outline are NOT included. The assignment includes the expectations for grading, as well as a rubric you can change to fit your needs and your grading system. This assignment is designed for students learning to write 5 paragraph essays, and is a great lesson for the beginning of the school year when you and your students are getting to know one another.