An easy and effective Five Paragraph Essay (5-Paragraph Essay) which includes "THE HOOK" or "Lead" with a description for students. It also includes a reminder description for students that a hook can be a--Question, Anecdote, Quote, Fact or (Opinion) Statement.
This template to be used with students to get ready for the Smarter Balanced Writing Assessment, once you have taught them how to effectively use a HOOK when writing an introduction paragraph. It serves as an outline for students to organize their ideas and what they know before they begin to write. Generally works for all Expository, Personal Narrative, Persuasive and Research writing topics.