Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay

Love it or hate it, the five-paragraph essay is perhaps the most frequently taught form of writing in classrooms of yesterday and today.

Author: Kimberly Hill Campbell

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571108524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Love it or hate it, the five-paragraph essay is perhaps the most frequently taught form of writing in classrooms of yesterday and today. But have you ever actually seen five-paragraph essays outside of school walls? Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer reviewed the research on the effectiveness of the form as a teaching tool and discovered that the research does not support the five-paragraph formula. --from publisher description.

Changing Practices for the L2 Writing Classroom

This volume was written to make the case for changes in second language writing practices away from the five-paragraph essay and toward purposeful, meaningful writing instruction.

Author: Nigel A Caplan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 9780472037322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This volume was written to make the case for changes in second language writing practices away from the five-paragraph essay and toward purposeful, meaningful writing instruction. As the volume editors say, “If you have already rejected the five-paragraph essay, we offer validation and classroom-tested alternatives. If you are new to teaching L2 writing, we introduce critical issues you will need to consider as you plan your lessons and as you consider/review the textbooks and handbooks that continue to promote the teaching of the five-paragraph essay. If you need ammunition to present to colleagues and administrators, we present theory, research, and pedagogy that will benefit students from elementary to graduate school. If you are skeptical about our claims, we invite you to review the research presented here and consider what your students could do beyond writing a five-paragraph essay if you enacted these changes in practice.” Part 1 discusses what the five-paragraph essay is not: it is not a very old, established form of writing; it is not a genre; and it is not universal. Part 2 looks at writing practices to show the essay’s ineffectiveness in elementary schools, secondary schools, first-year writing classes, university writing courses, undergraduate discipline courses, and graduate school. Part 3 looks beyond the classroom at testing. At the end of each chapter, the authors--all well-known in the field of second language writing--suggest changes to teaching practices based on their theoretical approach and classroom experience. The book closes by reviewing some of the major questions raised in the book, by exploring which questions have been left unanswered, and by offering suggestions for teachers who want to move away from the five-paragraph essay. An assignment sequence for genre-aware writing instruction is included.

The Composition of Everyday Life

The five - paragraph essay may be altered - for example , to include only two or
as many as four or five supporting paragraphs . Regardless of the number of
paragraphs , one can see the need eventually to develop beyond the five -
paragraph ...

Author: John Mauk

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: PSU:000056912289

Category: Education

Page: 773

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Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE makes invention the primary component of your writing course and helps students re-discover concepts, uncover meaning, and re-think the world around them.

The Practical Writer

THE PRACTICAL WRITER clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and ...

Author: Edward Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413030637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond-into the research-driven paper and different organizational strategies. Beginning with sections that help students develop simpler pieces of writing-the one-paragraph essay, for example-the book progresses through the five paragraph essay, discussing issues of topic sentences, unity, coherence, support, and layout. Section Two of the book is devoted to forms that deepen students' ability, including fuller treatment of common patterns of development (modes) for five-paragraph essays and essays that go beyond the five paragraph essay-comparison and contrast, cause and effect, classification, and process. An entire part (Part 5) is devoted to the research paper. Finally, a mini-handbook (Section Three, Improving Your Punctuation and Expression) provides a concise review of key Standard English rules and principles that students must apply to become more confident and effective college-level writers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beyond the Frontier

The JEPET required students to answer, in five-paragraph essay form, a question
that mimicked those of other standardized tests such as the SAT or GRE. An
example prompt would give a scenario, such as a national park failing to cover its
 ...

Author: Jill Dahlman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443883931

Category: English language

Page: 250

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Walk a Fine Line

BEYOND THE FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY ( EXCERPT ) Matt Joyce A good
essay is like a trip down a river . The river What are canals , after all ? They are
imitations of flows , sweeping the reader along on a journey . Some natural
waterways ...

Author: Sharon Bandy

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010069042

Category: English language

Page: 106

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The English Record

We have to go way beyond the five - paragraph essay to prepare our kids for the
tests they'll take . Students can prepare for all the testing methods discussed
above in a reading / writing workshop . It's been done successfully by a number
of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007771517

Category: American literature

Page:

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The Practical Writer with Readings

THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph ...

Author: Edward Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413032214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond-into the research-driven paper and different organizational strategies. Beginning with sections that help students develop simpler pieces of writing-the one-paragraph essay, for example-the book progresses through the five paragraph essay, discussing issues of topic sentences, unity, coherence, support, and layout. Section Two of the book is devoted to forms that deepen students' ability, including fuller treatment of common patterns of development (modes) for five-paragraph essays and essays that go beyond the five paragraph essay-comparison and contrast, cause and effect, classification, and process. An entire part (Part 5) is devoted to the research paper. The text includes a mini-handbook (Section Three, Improving Your Punctuation and Expression) that provides a concise review of key Standard English rules and principles that students must apply to become more confident and effective writers. Sample essays in Section Four illustrate how some writers approach the writing process-from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Four in One

This essay wasn't so simple. First, I had to think beyond the five-paragraph essay
structure I learned in high school. Okay. I knew I could do that. Second, I had to
build this essay from class notes, personal experience, and observation. Third ...

Author: Edward A. Dornan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205152805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 733

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Writing in the Center

Going Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay Adapted from a handout created by
John Edlund at California State University , Los Angeles . Many high school
students have learned a type of organization called the “ fiveparagraph essay .

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015043000341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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Dissertation Abstracts International

... academia beyond word - and sentence - level accuracy . ... and though well -
aware of the expected five - paragraph essay , did not demonstrate use of
expected rhetorical conventions regarding organization and development of
ideas ; ( b ) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057953203

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Acquiring a Kind of Passport

Sylvia seemed well aware of these weaknesses , and spoke often of her desire to
move beyond the five - paragraph essay she'd first encountered in a writing
workshop for Hispanic high school students ; she also explained that while she'd
 ...

Author: Anne Louise DiPardo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3365935

Category: Academic writing

Page: 642

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Within and Beyond the Writing Process in the Secondary English Classroom

tends to support textbooks with the “ right " interpretation of history , canonical
works of literature , traditional genres of writing , and argumentative forms of
essay writing . As part of this received cultural knowledge , the five - paragraph
essay ...

Author: Reade W. Dornan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004637855

Category: Education

Page: 270

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A guide to teaching writing skills to secondary students covers such topics as personal writing, essays, research papers, and journal writing.

The Least You Should Know about English

While the paragraph is the single building block of text used in almost all forms of
writing ( letters , novels , newspaper stories , and so on ) , an essay is a more
complex structure . The Five - Paragraph Essay and Beyond On pages 197 – 98
 ...

Author: Teresa Ferster Glazier

Publisher: Nelson

ISBN: 0176415750

Category: English language

Page: 308

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Learning grammar, proper punctuation, and how to write well should not be dull and difficult. A sentence-to-essay level text, The Least You Should Know about English, Form B, Canadian edition, makes learning the fundamentals easy and fun.Featuring a simple, friendly approach, this book instructs readers on the fine points of spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure. At 320 pages, this brief text B explains the basics without focusing on rules and terms. Engaging examples and exercises help readers master English writing skills. This book ought to be considered as an English composition survival guide!

The Practical Writer with Readings

The Practical Writer with Readings provides you with a manageable step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper.

Author: Edward P. Bailey

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 0030237424

Category: College readers

Page: 365

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The Practical Writer with Readings provides you with a manageable step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond it into the research-driven paper. Everything you need to master college-level writing is right here! A proven model for writing takes you through a two-stage process of crafting the one-paragraph essay and concludes with techniques on how to write a sound five-paragraph essay. More than 50 student-written paragraphs and essays illustrate how various students approach the writing process. Comprehensive guidelines for writing a successful 3,000- to 4,000-word research paper are provided, Part 5, "The Research Paper," reflects the latest MLA recommendations for format and documentation and includes strategies for finding and using online sources and citing electronic sources. A mini-handbook on punctuation and expression offers sets of exercises on everything from comma splices to subject-verb agreement, Chapter 6, "Tips on the Writing Process," features a new section on peer review; the Readings section features new essays on sports and leisure. Correlations to the updated Book Companion Website with Test Your Knowledge sections are consistently integrated throughout the text. New icons prompt you to use the website as a tool to hone your skills as well as to further your study and research. Book jacket.