Included in this set is a model lesson for creating a five paragraph essay for an informational prompt. The model essay is around discussing the qualities of a good colleague. I model this essay while students write their own essay about the qualities of a good friend. This model includes how to compose an introduction/ align topic sentences to the thesis statement/ create details to support the topic sentence/ elaborate on details with anecdotes and hypothetical examples/ and how to compose a conclusion. I recommend one day for each type of paragraph. Day 1 introduction/ Day 2 details, Day 3 elaborate with anecdotes or hypothetical examples (can be broken into two days), Day 4 conclusion. The intent is that the teacher would show the class the color-coded model of how he/she composed an intro./body paragraph etc. Then, students would have writing time to use the model to craft their own essays. When they finish, they should label the components of their writing to show that they have included all steps and to show the teacher, "this is what I am saying is a detail/ elaboration of a detail etc." These models are also your exemplars. Each model is an example of what teachers would like students to do in their own writing.