Persuasive Essays that Shine

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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.

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