Date of publication: 2017-09-03 16:28
According to the Common Core Web site, the "standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our people need for success in college and careers."
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From my perspective, a student can start from any format with which he feels comfortable. My rules, in additional to this basic format, are simple - that one should: create a "hook" with the first or second sentence that reels the reader into the essay defend or give personal explanations of every statement made and end the essay with a short, *memorable* sentence that more or less sums up the main idea of the essay. Also, when appropriate, one should give opposing viewpoints and explain why they are incorrect.
I hope you don't join the chorus because it's convenient instead, I hope you speak out in the best interests of students. Things are going to change. The medical profession advances lawyers enact new policies my tax guy adapts to new rules each year. I wouldn't fill out my taxes with someone who kept complaining about how much things change. It's his job to keep up with new tax laws. It's our job to keep up with new instructional strategies and to push for those that are best for students.
I have no problem with the five-paragraph essay, as long as students are exposed to the idea that this format is only the beginning of good writing it is functional but mediocre. If one wants to improve his writing he must add/subtract whatever is necessary to accomplish the writer's goal (persuade, expound, etc.). Liberace was once asked how he had become such an outstanding pianist. His reply was that he learned to play "by the rules" and once he had mastered the basics, added embellishments that represented him and his personality.
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