This summer while I was a participant in the Chippewa River Writing Project's Summer Institute (a satellite of the National Writing Project) we read the book "Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay". I realized that the myths about the 5PE explained in the book sounded very familiar. The reasons laid out for not using this formatting made sense!
This product is not one to use in class, but instead is a letter to my fellow teachers discussing the five paragraph essay. Please take the time to read it and leave some feedback. I think this is an important discussion to have!