6-Traits Resources: Mode + Audience + Voice = Orgnanization | Get The Primary Core | Scoop.it

The problem with rote memorization of a writing organizational formula is that it has no context.  The kids don't understand why they are using the form.  They just memorize the basics and stumble on. This usually means they know they need five paragraphs: 1 intro 3 body 1 concluding.  Hardly a universal formula for organizing writing. But that's what is usually taught (and often nothing else.) 

Via Dennis T OConnor