Persuasive Essays that Shine Time for STAAR EOC Persuasive Essay Tricia Ebarvia, in her blog entry “’Teachable Alternatives’ to the 5-Paragraph Essay” for Moving Writers, revisits Gretchen Bernabei‘s kernel essays, making them more relevant for older students. Ebarvia provides sensible, real-world text structure alternatives to the five-paragraph essay formula and generously shares her resources. Authentic mentor texts are now more readily available because she is teaching real-world persuasive structures. Students who are encouraged to move away from the safe five-paragraph essay will find themselves writing more effective essays and score higher on standardized tests. Share this:TwitterFacebookMoreEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.