This five-paragraph essay template guides students in analyzing an author's ability to create a particular mood . The template is adaptable for any literary unit or genre. Each paragraph component is broken down in student-friendly terms. Thesis statement templates are provided. Students are provided with models on smooth transitions between ideas, incorporating and citing textual evidence, and connecting examples to main ideas and thesis statements. You may alter the Microsoft Word file as needed to fit your instructional needs and may make copies for your students.