EventsTeen Writing Workshop: Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay

Teen Writing Workshop: Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Students will learn how to effectively write a five-paragraph essay. The essays will include: Definition, Compare and Contrast, Persuasive, and Analysis. The class will begin with a mini-lecture along with an example writing excerpt. The students will then practice narrowing down topics, identifying thesis statements, and learning the structure and requirements for the different essays.

  • Definition Paper: Students will learn how to develop an outline.They will practice structuring paragraphs (topic sentence, main idea, thesis statements), and then select a word/phrase to define.
  • Compare and Contrast Paper: Students will select two things to compare and contrast. They will include their outline (point-by-point or subject-by-subject)in their formal writing.
  • Persuasive Paper: Students will learn to support claims with logical reasoning. They will also learn the three persuasive elements: pathos, ethos, logos.
  • Analysis Paper: Students will learn to identify the author's purpose (identifying literary devices and theme). They will also write a short summary of their analysis.

Facilitator: Miss Jenny Chan, Success For All ( |

This virtual program will meet on Thursday, August 13th @ 10:30-11:30 PM

For this virtual program, we'll be using Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, click here for a video tutorial.

You will need: A computer, smartphone, or tablet with a microphone and a webcam. A working email address is required for registration.

A link will be sent to you within 24 hours of the program start. Please check your junk or spam mail if this is the first time you have registered for a virtual library program. If you would like help registering call us at 604-231-6413.

Suitable for:
Literacy, Reading, Writing

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