You can help teach kids how to write an inspiring and creative essay. Learning how an essay is structured helps them break the task into smaller parts that they can tackle one at a time. A compelling introduction will set up the essay and a clear and concise conclusion leaves the reader with the main idea and points.
Write the introduction so it clearly states the response to the essay question. Kids could write, "This article aims to show that students will perform better in school if they start later in the day." Next, students should mention the reasons why they believe that and the points they'll make to support their positions. This can include statements such as "Having too little sleep makes kids less able to focus in class."
A Priceless Gift- Friendship English Poem For kids Subject Write a Nursery Rhyme Or Poem- A Priceless Gift- friendship Complexity Medium Grade/Class 1st to 5th Class Number of words 90 words Age group 5 to 10 years Friendship is a priceless gift That can’t be bought or sold, But its value is far greater Than a
Hey Ray, the five paragraph structure teaches you to use evidence to back up your arguments. Something you fail to do in your essay.
You make a bunch of specious claims and then never support them.
Instead we get a rambly mess of an argument that doesn't really go anywhere. The biggest bone I have to pick with you is the old saw you repeat that I keep hearing from curriculum faddists- that this structure is never used in "real life."
This is a bogus argument due to the fact that we do not teach all writing forms to be just used in the work place (this is what you mean by real life- right?) There is a value in learning a writing technique that is used to train good mental habits- such as supporting information with evidence.
Mostly I hate this real life argument because we do use it out side of school. I used to write for newspapers and magazines and used it (in a mutated form) all of the time. Turn to any newspaper page of any good newspaper and you will see an article written with an introduction/ a body/ and conclusion. This method is used in debates and in writing college acceptance essays to name a few formats.
To put down the five paragraph work horse is a fad. Don’t eliminate it, just add it to your arsenal of writing. Students need to know how to structure thoughts and this is one very useful method.
One last point, not teaching this to students sets kids up for failure in college, where - like it or not- they are expected to know this formula.
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We've been saying this same thing at National Writing Project as well as the multiple local writing project sites, but it's still a wonderful message to continue to convey. I think teachers are so overworked and battle weary that the 5 paragraph essay is sometimes a mindless, and easy choice. I've observed English teachers in my area who just give up and don't ask the kids to write anything but short answers and journals.
If there is a writing project site at a university near by, it's a worthy way to spend the summer in professional development. It transformed my teaching and opened up leadership opportunities for me. Thanks Ray (from another endangered species - a native Hawaiian English teacher)
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Grammar and music theory are both useful at some point, but they are not necessary to create great writers or musicians. You want your kids to first fall in love with writing so they can tolerate (and learn from) studying grammar later on!
It is always good to begin with essays where children can describe something. The topic should be about something that the kids already know, like, their home or family. Such type of essay topics will aid them to learn to organize their thoughts in a constructive manner. After children select their topic, they can make points about them, before actually writing the main essay. Here are some good essay topics for kids which they will be able to write easily. • My Best Friend
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Guide for writing influential Essays for kids with easy to understand instructions and compelling tips. This article includes 6 powerful steps and 7 incredible tips for helping you to write better essays for kids.