This powerpoint presentation goes through the basics of how to write a five-paragraph essay. It focuses on the five-step process (prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish), and gives information about each step. It includes two slides of grading information relevant to the Grade 8 Virginia Writing SOL, but these could be easily adapted to grading information pertinent to your course. This is the teacher's version with the information to present to students. Use it in conjunction with the student version with blanks for students to fill in as they follow along.