Finally, the last sentence of the first paragraph of such an essay would state the thesis the author is trying to prove.
The thesis is often linked to a "road map" for the essay, which is basically an embedded outline stating precisely what the three body paragraphs will address and giving the items in the order of the presentation.
After this, the author narrows the discussion of the topic by stating or identifying a problem.
Often, an organizational sentence is used here to describe the layout of the paper.
In each of the three body paragraphs one or more identified (evidence/fact/etc.) that supports the thesis statement is discussed.
And in the conclusion everything is analyzed and summed up..
You don't need to restate the topics fully (that comes in the conclusion) but you can refer to a detail, or example, or character as a way of pulling your ideas together and signaling that you are getting ready to conclude.
The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph.
Transitions connect your paragraphs to one another, especially the main body ones.
It's not effective to simply jump from one idea to the next; you need to use the end of one paragraph and/or the beginning of the next to show the relationship between the two ideas.