Archive for December 4, 2012

Multi-Paragraph Introductions

Like many teachers, I find myself moving away from encouraging a five-paragraph format.  The students, however, are more resistant and like that a five-paragraph format gives them a clear format to follow.  They don’t like having to test the waters because they are afraid of being wrong.  But this is part of the problem.  I don’t want my students to be married to a form; I want them to be married to proving their ideas. Read more