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Writing the 5 Paragraph Essay: A Collaborative Approach to Reading and Writing

Tory Anderson
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(446)
This unique and in-depth approach to learning the five-paragraph essay will give students a positive perspective on a task they often dread. An inside-out approach to Critical Reading and Writing.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will gain a thorough understanding of the five paragraph essay and tools to find deeper understanding in what they read.
Homework Offered
Students will be asked to read The Great Gilliy Hopkins within the first two weeks of class if they haven't already read it. Over the eight units students will be tasked with short writing assignments (a thesis, an opening paragraph, a supporting statement, a concluding paragraph) that they will offer as their ideas to the collective essay effort.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A copy of The Great Gilly Hopkins. Can be borrowed from a library or purchased.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(446)
Receiving a master’s degree in English from BYU with an emphasis in creative writing was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with all things creative: novels, plays, movies, painting, music, dance, origami, cosplay, juggling, computer games,... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Completed by 428 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
3-9 learners per class

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