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. But have you ever actually seen five-paragraph essays outside of school walls? Have you ever found it in business writing, journalism, nonfiction, or any other genres that exist in the real world? 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.

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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? Have you ever found it in business writing, journalism, nonfiction, or any other genres that exist in the real world? 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 suppo...read more

About the Author(s)

Kimberly Hill Campbell had a bit of a bumpy start as a beginning teacher. She taught language arts at Estacada Junior High School from 1979 until 1982. "Then," she says, "I became the statistic: a beginning teacher who left the profession. I was frustrated that I had no voice about the curriculum in my classroom."

Kristi Latimer is in her eighth year of teaching at Tigard High School in Oregon, where she teaches international baccalaureate senior English and freshman English. She is also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College.

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Combating Formulaic Writing
Chapter 2: Establishing a Routine of Thoughtful Reading and Writing
Chapter 3: Reading Like a Writer
Chapter 4: Writing and Discussion in Support of Thinking
Chapter 5: Writing to Explore
Chapter 6: Writing as an Authority
Chapter 7: Writing with Mentors
Appendixes
Suggested Works
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 232 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: 0852Item No: 0956Item No: B852
ISBN: 978-157110-852-4ISBN: 978-157110-956-9ISBN: 978-15711B-852-4

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