This five paragraph essay organizer is a sentence-by-sentence organizer. This essay organizer includes four sentences in the introduction paragraph, six sentences in each of the three body paragraphs, and five sentences in the conclusion paragraph. Every sentence has an explanation of what that specific sentence's purpose is, and for each sentence, an example of how it could be written to fulfill its specific purpose is given using a sample topic. The supporting details (sample quotes, paraphrases and summaries) in the body paragraphs also show how to write in-text citations correctly in MLA format with and without the author's name. An explanation for why the author is or is not included in the in-text citation is also given. This essay organizer can be used to gradually lead students into writing much longer essays. This essay organizer teaches students what they need to know to write a concise and focused essay. Students can use the knowledge gained from using this essay organizer to write a much longer essay or research paper. Feedback is appreciated. Thank you!