Essays are scored as first draft writing which means that they are not necessarily flawless.
The relationship between reading and writing is critical.
This could also be followed by peer editing and revision.
It works well as a homework assignment to reinforce memory and comprehension skills.
Early in her teaching career, Glenda Moss actively taught the five-paragraph essay.
3 Date: Summer 2002 Summary: After teaching the five-paragraph essay early in her career, Glenda Moss now describes how it locks students into thinking it is the only way to write.
Further, she adds her voice to the cry of many educators—that students need writing connections across the curriculum.
I did not always believe that the five-paragraph theme, as a standard, underprepared students for college.
The prompts on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) never referred to the "five-paragraph theme" as a standard.
The students were not instructed by the test directions to write a "five-paragraph essay." I never once referred to the "five-paragraph theme" in my teaching.