I love this idea of leaving the five paragraph essay behind us! I would really like to read a sample of one of your student's essays, so I could share it with my colleagues who are stuck in the five paragraph essay mode.
If ouTeachorWrite5-ParagraphEssays±StopIt!_TheWhite5hiQo Ignatz, we obviously share the same criticisms regarding Ray's article. I always enjoy a good argument as long as the reasons are valid! To say that a teacher's approach--in this case, the five-paragraph essay--is rudimentary, unengaging and useless is blatantly ignorant without offering a fair, opposing view. However, I find this discussion rather enlightening and entertaining.hicago/atiQoEQgOishTeacher ZZZ chicagoQoZ coP Zhite-rhiQo 5 if-you-teach-or-Zrite-5-paragraph-essays-stop ...
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If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays-Stop It
So I took Salazar’s advice and stopped teaching the 5-paragraph essay for literary analysis (and in general). Instead, last year, my students wrote three 5-part essays for the following texts: Much Ado About Nothing, Lord of the Flies, and Things Fall Apart. The result? Well, they were about as good as I expected them to be, especially at first—which is to say, they were not very good at all. I could tell that students were confused. I couldn’t blame them, though. After all, it was my first time teaching this new form, and my own inexperience was clearly reflected in their writing.