The 5 paragraph essay is an essential part of learning to write academically; however, many teachers (myself included) have delayed teaching this until it is absolutely necessary or too late because it is such a hassle, students generally don't like writing essays, and it is difficult for reluctant writers to get started on one paragraph much less five.
Though I am not a fan of making all writing fill-in-the blank, when learning to write a five paragraph essay, and when learning to write using this specific format, this product gives a fill-in-the-blank essay so that students can use these "crutches" when first learning to write and then can write on their own in an organized fashion later. It also gives brainstorming sheets, an example five paragraph essay using the exact same fill-in-the blank format seen in the product, and an essay terms sheet. Students also really enjoyed this because they had freedom with the topic and it allowed them to do something really difficult with ease. It is ESPECIALLY great for students who are math-brained and have difficulty getting started in writing.