This essay-writing unit is a user-friendly, step-by-step plan for a five-paragraph essay. It includes structure sheets for the introduction and conclusion, along with 11-sentence paragraph structure sheets for the body paragraphs. These have examples and explanations for each sentence, and students write their initial drafts directly on them. Along with these easy-to-use sheets is a packet that explains and walks students through the essay-writing process and includes ten extra writing tips. It is written in a light and humorous tone to which adolescent and teenage students can relate. Finally, it is aligned with several of the Common Core standards for writing.