The Five-Paragraph Essay. Did you say FIVE paragraphs? Yes. Yes, I did say that. But never fear! It’s easy with the bing, the bang, and the bongo! Let’s

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The Bing, The Bang, and The Bongo

The Bing, The Bang, and The BongoThe Five-Paragraph EssayDid you say FIVE paragraphs?

Yes. Yes, I did say that.But never fear! Its easy with the bing, the bang, and the bongo!Lets see how it works.

An essay is a group of paragraphsrelating to one main idea.

The bing, the bang, and the bongo is a method for organizing your thoughts when you write an essay.

Lets create a real essay usingthe bing,the bang, and the bongo pattern as our guide.Its easy!

Introduction Paragraph-Hook-Background information-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)Introduction(The bing, the bang, the bongo) Is there anything better than a good holiday? From the scary Halloween to the crazy April Fools Day, holidays are always an excuse to have fun! However, the Fourth of July is the my favorite holiday, because there is always good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks.6Make sure students notice that the introduction includes all three reasonsStress the color coding.Introduction(The bing, the bang, the bongo) Is there anything better than a good holiday? From the scary Halloween to the crazy April Fools Day, holidays are always an excuse to have fun! However, the Fourth of July is the my favorite holiday, because there is always good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks.HookBackground information7Make sure students notice that the introduction includes all three reasonsStress the color coding.Introduction(The bing, the bang, the bongo) Is there anything better than a good holiday? From the scary Halloween to the crazy April Fools Day, holidays are always an excuse to have fun! However, the Fourth of July is the my favorite holiday, because there is always good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks.Thesis statement8Make sure students notice that the introduction includes all three reasonsStress the color coding.Introduction Paragraph-Hook-Background information-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)First Body Paragraph-The bing (first reason)-Supporting details/evidence and analysis-LinkThe First Body Paragraph(The BING)First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the mealjuicy, red watermelon. The Fourth of July meal is fantastic, and so is sharing it with family.

The First Body Paragraph(The BING)First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the mealjuicy, red watermelon. The Fourth of July meal is fantastic, and so is sharing it with family.

LinkIntroduction Paragraph-Hook-Background information-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)First Body Paragraph-The bing (first reason)-Supporting details-LinkSecond Body Paragraph-The bang (second reason)-Supporting details-Link Paragraph Three The BANG Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses through the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. I love seeing my family, and I also love seeing fireworks!

Paragraph Three The BANG Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses through the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. I love seeing my family, and I also love seeing fireworks!

LinkIntroduction Paragraph-Hook-Background information-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)First Body Paragraph-The bing (first reason)-Supporting details-LinkSecond Body Paragraph-The bang (second reason)-Supporting details-LinkThird Body Paragraph-The bongo (third reason)-Supporting details-The bongo again!Paragraph Four The BONGO Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day.

The bongo again!Introduction Paragraph-Hook-Background information-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)First Body Paragraph-The bing (first reason)-Supporting details-LinkSecond Body Paragraph-The bang (second reason)-Supporting details-LinkThird Body Paragraph-The bongo (third reason)-Supporting details-The bongo again!Conclusion Paragraph-Thesis statement (the bing, the bang, the bongo)-Advice to the reader (call to action)Conclusion(The bing, the bang, the bongo) In conclusion, eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the Fourth of July the best holiday ever. In fact, its never too early to start preparing for the Fourth. Why dont you start making plans for your celebration today?Thesis statementConclusion(The bing, the bang, the bongo) In conclusion, eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the Fourth of July the best holiday ever. In fact, its never too early to start preparing for the Fourth. Why dont you start making plans for your celebration today?Thesis statementSuggested actionLets put it all together!Is there anything better than a good holiday? From the scary Halloween to the crazy April Fools Day, holidays are always an excuse to have fun! However, the Fourth of July is the my favorite holiday, because there is always good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks. First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the mealjuicy, red watermelon. The Fourth of July meal is fantastic, and so is sharing it with family. Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses through the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. I love seeing my family, and I also love seeing fireworks! Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day. In conclusion, eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the Fourth of July the best holiday ever. In fact, its never too early to start preparing for the Fourth. Why dont you start making plans for your celebration today?Is there anything better than a good holiday? From the scary Halloween to the crazy April Fools Day, holidays are always an excuse to have fun! However, the Fourth of July is the my favorite holiday, because there is always good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks. First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the mealjuicy, red watermelon. The Fourth of July meal is fantastic, and so is sharing it with family. Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses through the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. I love seeing my family, and I also love seeing fireworks! Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day. In conclusion, eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the Fourth of July the best holiday ever. In fact, its never too early to start preparing for the Fourth. Why dont you start making plans for your celebration today? Remember, writing is easy when you