This is a step by step packet for writing a 5 paragraph essay that is geared towards 7th grade World History. There are 5 prompt questions that focus on topics like The Byzantine Empire, the Decline of Feudalism and the influence of Islam. This template can be used for any essay questions. The prompts that I have listed are based on the TCI curriculum. Students are given terms to know, examples, an outline format and then prompted to write out a rough draft. There is also a peer edit sheet included. A rubric is not included, however if you email me, I can send you a great one that I use from UC Berkeley's writing program. I usually spend one week or 5 (1 hour) class periods on this from start to finish.