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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher suggests alternatives to the five-paragraph essay--Thoughtful and provocative - a great read on an old format.

Chicago teacher Ray Salazar writes in this blog that he believes the traditional five-paragraph essay format is useless outside the classroom. Salazar suggests alternatives, including Aristotle's original five-part format for persuasive essays, along with the College Board-promoted SOAP format and a three-step thesis statement structure, to help students produce more thoughtful persuasive essays while conforming to Common Core State Standards. White Rhino blog