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  • On that page was a bizarre five-paragraph statement in which Lewis referred to "the curse of being labeled the Tylenol Man."

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  • What I thought would be a snappy response turned into five-paragraph explanation, during which I realized I didn't actually have a snappy response.

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  • During one recent fifth-grade language-arts class, teacher Lauren Riley asked students to pull out a five-paragraph essay they were supposed to be writing at home and circle spots where they correctly used capital letters.

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  • McDowell and Baker tried to qualify away their support in their brief, five-paragraph, one-page statement, calling the merger conditions generally "excessively coercive and lengthy," among other adjectives.

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  • She criticized the direction that student writing and reading was going in when they are being taught the "five-paragraph essay" instead of given complex writing assignments and are being required to read passages from texts instead of books.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Who's Listening?

  • GCA also requires 3 to 4 five-paragraph essays per student each year.

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  • It'll be like Gattaca, except instead of selecting for characteristics like "beauty" and "not being susceptible to heart disease," they'll select for characteristics like "not beauty" and "the ability to write essays with five-paragraph structure."

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  • They are focused on a specific literacy goal: grade 1 for love of story time; grade 3 for independent reading; grade 6 for research resources for their first five-paragraph essay; grade 9 for research resources, print and electronic for their first major paper; grade 11/12 for advanced research skills database training.


  • And then I'll show them how to develop a writer's voice, how to break away from the abysmally insipid five-paragraph manacles to which they've been collectively shackled since seventh grade.

    Brock Cohen: A Promise to the Students of an Uncool Teacher

  • The first was based on a passage of expository writing that was read to the students twice; they were expected to write notes on what they had been read in order to answer ten multiple choice questions and write a five-paragraph essay on the read passage.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Dumbing Down the English Regents


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