The answer is probably yes, but I am still curious. I will be teaching high school English by next August, so this is a question (lesson) I need to learn fast. Are five-paragraph papers necessary in high school? I personally hate them because they leave no room for creativity and just get students used to "plugging in the formula." However, I realize students need to learn the formula (to get them used to the idea of organization in general) before they can be mature enough writers to branch out and be creative. What do you think?