Is the five-paragraph essay at its conclusion?

02/13/2012 | Edutopia.org

To deviate from test-driven lessons, middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron replaced the five-paragraph essay with project-based writing. While she was warned that students' test scores would suffer, she writes that she found the students performed better on assessments than previous classes. Wolpert-Gawron suggests other educators adopt project-based writing as a way to teach core academic subjects, incorporate multiple intelligences and allow students to engage in higher-level learning.

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