This 15 slide presentation walks the students through step-by-step on how to make an informational 5-paragraph essay, using MLA or APA formatting. It takes a full hour to present, but to go along with it, there are guided notes in my store (see link below) that students can fill in as they watch the presentation. 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 completely editable (and so are the notes) and CCSS aligned.
5-Paragrah Essay Presentation-Guided Notes