Let’s not forget 3rd grade. On state writing assessments, most high-scoring 3rd grade writing is presented in wonderfully organized paragraph form. Put simply, multi-paragraph writing is an important component of excellent 3rd grade writing—and it is certainly achievable using Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay.
The reason that teachers don’t achieve their multi-paragraph goals is that the available techniques for teaching multi-paragraph writing are either too dogmatic or too esoteric. Neither approach reveals the truth of multi-paragraph writing to children. Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay does reveal that truth. I developed the heart of this program in a 3rd grade classroom, and the students’ instant visible and verbal reaction told me it worked!