Extended Paragraphs: The Middle Ages
Using biographies to expand writing skills has the added benefit of learning history. Richard M. Hannula’s Trial and Triumph provides us with valuable mini-biographies of men and women throughout church history. Once the writing student can write five-sentence paragraphs, we can introduce him to the extended paragraph following the same outline as the five-sentence paragraph. This time we add two more sentences to each of the three points expressed in the body sentences.