Models: Stage Seven

Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas DER MOM You Mak RELy God pizza. TAKU for Maing it I love you

Writing to Inform Pizza is rond It has cheese It has pepperoni

Writing to Persuade Cheese pizza is the best. I know because I like it. My mom likes it and my dad likes it my baby sister likes it. You wud lit it to!

Models: Stage Eight
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Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas I wint to grandmas hose. We made pizza. We put cheese on the pizza. We ate it. It was fun.

Writing to Inform Some pizzas hav cheese. Some pizzas hav pepperoni. Some pizzas hav mushrooms. You can have lots of stuff on pizza like onyun, green peppers, and sasege.

Writing to Persuade Cheese pizza is the best pizza. I think it is the best because it is good for you. Pepperoni burns your tong so it isn’t good. So cheese pizza is the best.

Models: Stage Nine
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Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas On Saturday my grandma and I made pizza. I rolled the dough, and I spread the sauce. She grated the cheese. She put it in the oven. It was the best pizza and the best day. Writing to Inform There are many kinds of pizza. One kind is cheese pizza, and another kind is pepperoni pizza. Sometimes you can put more than one topping on your pizza. You can use spicy sausage and sliced mushroom. That’s why there are many kinds of pizza. Writing to Persuade What kind of pizza is the best? I think it is thin crust pepperoni pizza. The crust is crunchy like toast, and the pepperoni is spicy like red hots. Thin crust pizza doesn’t give you too much bread. The pepperoni gives the pizza extra flavor. If you try thin crust pepperoni pizza, you would like it.

Models: Stage Ten
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade
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Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas On Saturday my grandma and I made pizza. I rolled the dough, and I spread the sauce. She grated the cheese. She put it in the oven. It was the best pizza and the best day. Writing to Inform There are many kinds of pizza. One kind is cheese pizza, and another kind is pepperoni pizza. Sometimes you can put more than one topping on your pizza. You can use spicy sausage and sliced mushroom. That’s why there are many kinds of pizza. Writing to Persuade What kind of pizza is the best? I think it is thin crust pepperoni pizza. The crust is crunchy like toast, and the pepperoni is spicy like red hots. Thin crust pizza doesn’t give you too much bread. The pepperoni gives the pizza extra flavor. If you try thin crust pepperoni pizza, you would like it.

Models: Stage Eleven
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade
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Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas On Saturday Grandma and I made pizza. I rolled the dough, and I spread the sauce. After Grandma grated the cheese, she put it on the pizza. She put it in the oven. Grandma said, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” It was the best day! Writing to Inform Lots of people like pizza. You make it with dough, tomato sauce, and cheese. Special toppings can be put on a pizza. You cook pizza in the oven. When the crust is brown and the cheese is melted, the pizza is ready. Writing to Persuade What kind of pizza is the best? I think it is thin crust pepperoni pizza. The crust is crunchy like toast, and the pepperoni is spicy like red hots. Thin crust pizza doesn’t give you too much bread. The pepperoni gives the pizza extra flavor. If you try thin crust pepperoni pizza, you would like it.

Models: Stage Twelve
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza

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Writing to Express Personal Ideas Have you ever baked a homemade pizza? Grandma and I made a pepperoni pizza on Saturday. I rolled the gooey dough, and I spread the spicy sauce. After Grandma grated the cheese, she placed the pizza in the hot oven. We gobbled our pizza. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” Writing to Inform Do you like pizza? Many people like it. It is made with dough, tomato sauce, and shredded cheese. Special toppings can be added such as sausage, pepperoni, or mushroom. Pizza is baked in a hot oven until the crust is golden brown. Lots of people love pizza. Writing to Persuade Pizza is the perfect meal. It has all the basic food groups. It can have a variety of toppings. You can eat it with your fingers right out of the box so there are no dirty dishes to wash. Almost everybody likes it, so pizza is a perfect meal.

Models: Stage Thirteen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza
Writing to Express Personal Ideas

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Have you ever baked a homemade pizza? Grandma and I baked a pepperoni pizza on Saturday. First, I rolled the gooey dough, and then I spread the spicy sauce. After Grandma grated the cheese, she place the pizza in the hot oven. We took the pizza out of the oven. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I have ever had!” Writing to Inform People have eaten pizza for a very long time. The Greeks ate flat, round bread, and they called them plankuntons. Later, the Romans also ate similar food. In Italy, peasants, who were usually poor farmers, ate pizza as meals for centuries. Pizza has been eaten for many years. Writing to Persuade Pizza makes a great meal. First, it is easy to prepare and good for you. Also, it uses simple ingredients. The dough is made form flour, water, and yeast. It has ingredients from three food groups. Since there are many toppings, each person can have something he really likes. Kids in the United States like cheese pizza, but in Europe, tuna is the most popular topping. People can make a pizza with any of their favorite foods. Pizza is a delicious and healthy meal.

Models: Stage Fourteen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza
Writing to Express Personal Ideas
Have you ever baked homemade pizza? On Saturday Grandma and I made one in her cozy kitchen. First, I rolled the gooey dough with a large rolling pin, and then I spread the spicy sauce. After Grandma

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grated the cheese, she placed the pizza in the hot oven. We took the pizza out of the oven. It smelled great. As it was cooking, the smell of Chuck E Cheese was in the air. When the cheese was bubbling, we carefully took the pizza out of the oven. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I hope we make one again next weekend.

Writing to Inform
People have eaten pizza for a very long time. The Greeks ate flat, round bread, and they called them plankuntons. The Greeks topped them with oil, garlic, onions, and herbs. A few years later, the Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and called it placenta. In Italy, peasants, who were usually poor farmers, ate pizza as meals for centuries. Then the tomato changed pizza. The tomato came to Italy from Mexico and Peru and was used to make pizza. Italian immigrants brought pizza with tomato sauce to America. The first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York in 1905. Pizza has been eaten for many years.

Writing to Persuade
Pizza makes a great meal. First, it is easily prepared from simple ingredients. The dough is made from flour, water, and yeast. I think pizza is a nutritious food. It has the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. You can also have meat if you add sausage, pepperoni, or ground beef. There are as many choices for pizza toppings as there are doorways for Super Mario. Since there are many toppings, each person can have something he really likes. Cheese pizza is popular with kids in the U.S., but adults on the West Coast often select sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, or broccoli. In Europe, tuna is the most popular topping. People can make a pizza with any of their favorite foods. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal.

Models: Stage Fifteen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza
Writing to Express Personal Ideas
“Pardon me, please pass the pepperoni pizza,” I giggled as Grandma and I gathered our utensils and ingredients for our homemade pizza.

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First, I rolled the gooey dough with a large rolling pin, and then I spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese and sprinkled it on the sauce, and I added the pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the hot oven. As it was baking, the smell of Chuck E Cheese was in the air. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning, I said, “Look, Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire”. She looked at the oven and replied, “You’re right!” We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was so hot that we had to cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I hope we make one again next weekend.

Writing to Inform
Did you know that North Americans eat more pizza than anyone else in the world? People have eaten pizza for centuries. The Greeks ate flat, round bread, and they called them plankutons. The people of Greece topped them with oil, garlic, onions, and herbs. A few years later, the Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and called it placenta. In Italy, peasants, who were usually poor farmers, ate pizza as meals for centuries. Pizza, as we know it today, was changed by the tomato. The tomato came in Italy from Mexico and Peru and was used to make pizza. Italian immigrants brought pizza with tomato sauce to America in the late 1800’s. The first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York in 1905. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been for the people of Mexico. Pizza has been eaten throughout the world for many years.

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Writing to Persuade
Thirty times a year, the average American family eats pizza. Is this a perfect meal? Of course it is, because pizza is both nutritious and convenient for busy Americans. Pizza is as nutritious as a glass of milk. It has ingredients from at least three food groups. Cheese is from the dairy group, tomatoes are from the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. Some people choose to add toppings from the vegetable group. You can also have meat if you add sausage, pepperoni, or ground beef. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal. In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to your doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is old every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants.

Models: Stage Sixteen
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Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza
Writing to Express Personal Ideas
Clink, clank went Grandma’s pots and pans. It was Saturday. Saturdays are pizza days. This time we decide to make a homemade pizza. First, I rolled the gooey dough with a large rolling pin, and then I spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese and sprinkled it on the sauce, and I added the pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the ht oven. As it was baking, the smell of Chuck E Cheese was in the air. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning, I said, “Look Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire”. She looked in the oven and replied, “You’re right!” We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was so hot that we cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza like the Cookie Monster gobbles cookies. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I hope we make one again next weekend.

Writing to Inform
Did you know that North Americans eat more pizza than anyone else in the world? People have eaten pizza for centuries. Every civilization has a form of pizza. The Greeks ate flat, round bread, and they called in plankuntons. The people of Greece topped them with oil, garlic, onions, and herbs. A few years later, Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and called it placenta. In Italy, peasants, who were usually poor farmers, ate pizza as meals for centuries. Even Queen Margharita of Italy was anxious to try pizza. However, pizza, as we know it today, was changed by the introduction of the tomato. The Italians improved the flavor by adding tomatoes that were brought from Mexico and Peru. Italian immigrants brought pizza with tomato sauce to America in the late 1800’s. The first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York in 1905. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been for the people of Mexico. Even though more pizza is consumed by Americans, it is enjoyed all over the world.

Writing to Persuade
Thirty times a year, the average American family eats pizza. Is this a perfect meal? Of course it is, because pizza is both nutritious and convenient for busy Americans.

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For one thing, pizza is as nutritious as a glass of milk. It has ingredients from at least three food groups. Cheese is from the dairy group, tomatoes are from the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. Some people choose to add toppings from the vegetable group. You can also add meat such as sausage, pepperoni, or ground beef. Even the olive oil has good cholesterol which helps the cleaning or arteries. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal. In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to your doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is sold every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants.

Models: Stage Seventeen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas

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“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…, “ sang Grandma as she took out the pizza pan. I remember when Grandma and I would watch cartoons on Saturday. Now, Saturdays are pizza days. This time we decided to make a homemade pepperoni pizza. First, I rolled the gooey dough with a large rolling pin, and then I spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese and I sprinkled it on the sauce, and I added the pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the hot oven. Then we gave each other a “high five.” As it was baking, the smell of Chuck E Cheese was in the air. I can almost taste the garlic and oregano. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning I said, “Look, Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire.” She looked in the oven and replied, “You’re right!” We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was so hot that we had to cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza like the Cookie Monster gobbles cookies. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I looked at Grandma, and she smiled at me and gave me a wink. I hope we make one again next weekend.

Writing to Inform
More than four billion pizzas were sold to Americans last year! North Americans eat more pizza than anyone else in the world. This is surprising because pizza had its origin in Europe. People have eaten pizza for centuries. Practically every civilization has had a form of pizza. Greeks were the earliest civilization known to have eaten a form of pizza. The Greeks at flat, round bread, and they called them plankuntons. They topped them with oil, garlic, onions, and herbs. However, Greeks were not the only people to enjoy pizza. A few years later the Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and called it placenta. In Italy, peasants, who were usually poor farmers, ate pizza as meals for centuries. Even Queen Margharita of Italy was anxious to try pizza. On the other hand, pizza, as we know it today, was changed by the introduction of the tomato. The Italians improved the flavor by adding tomatoes that were brought from Mexico and Peru. Italian immigrants brought pizza with tomato sauce to America in the late 1800’s. In 1905, the first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been for the people of Mexico. Even though more pizza is consumed by Americans, it is enjoyed all over the world.

Writing to Persuade
For a limited time only- 2 LARGE PIZZAS for $8.99! Easy, fast, healthy, and delivered to your door within 30 minutes, guaranteed!

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Pizza makes a great meal. It’s both nutritious and convenient for busy Americans. Need nutrition in a hurry? Call for a pizza. Pizza is as nutritious as a glass of milk. The National Food Council states, “A well balanced diet should consist of servings from each one of the major food groups”. Pizza has ingredients from a least three of these groups. Cheese is a dairy product, tomatoes are from the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. Some people choose to add essential vegetables such as peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Order sausage or pepperoni, and you have included the meat group. Even the olive oil in pizza has good cholesterol that helps the cleaning of arteries. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal! In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to your doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is sold every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants. How can the average American family be wrong thirty times a year when ordering a pizza?

Models: Stage Eighteen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas
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“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…, “ sang Grandma as she took out the pizza pan. I remember when Grandma and I would watch cartoons on Saturday. Now, Saturdays are pizza days. This time we decided to make a homemade pepperoni pizza. First, I rolled the gooey dough with a large rolling pin, and then I spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese and sprinkled it on the sauce, and I added the pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the hot oven. Then we gave each other a “high five.” As it was baking, the smell of Chuck E Cheese was in the air. I could almost taste the garlic and oregano. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning, I said, “Look, Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire.” She looked in the oven and replied, “You’re absolutely right!” It looks golden, brown and delicious. We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was as hot as an August sun, so we cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza like the Cookie Monster gobbles cookies. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I looked at Grandma, and she smiled at me and gave me a wink. I hope we make one again next weekend.

Writing to Inform
You probably can’t imagine four billion pizzas being sold to Americans last year-yet it’s true! Even though pizza originated in Europe, North Americans eat more pizza than anyone in the world. For centuries people have eaten pizza. According to historical documents, practically every civilization has had a form of pizza. Greeks were the earliest civilization known to have eaten a form of pizza. The Greeks ate flat, round bread, and they called them plankuntons. They topped them with oil, garlic onions, and herbs. Sometimes they added potatoes, leaves, meet, and fruit. Greeks might have used the tomato, except it had not yet been discovered. However, Greeks were not the only people to enjoy pizza. A few years later, the Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and named it placenta. Italian peasants ate pizza for centuries. Even Queen Margharita of Italy was anxious to try pizza. She ordered pizza, refusing to visit the peasants’ pizzeria. Raffaele Esposito of Naples created one especially for her. It was patriotic and resembled the Italian flag with red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil. She was the first person to have a pizza delivered. Can you imagine delivering a pizza to the Queen of Ital? On the other hand, pizza as we know it today was changed by the introduction of the tomato. Italian immigrants introduced pizza to Americans in the late 1800’s. In 1905, the first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York and is still open today. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been to the people of Mexico. Even though more pizza is consumed by Americans, enough to cover over one hundred acres per day, it is enjoyed all over the world.

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Writing to Persuade
For a limited time only- 2 LARGE PIZZAS for $8.99! Easy, fast, healthy, and delivered to your door within 30 minutes, guaranteed! Pizza makes a great meal. It’s both nutritious and convenient for busy Americans. Need nutrition in a hurry? Call for a pizza. Pizza is as nutritious as a glass of milk. The National Food Council states, “A well balanced diet should consist of servings from each one of the major food groups”. Pizza has ingredients from a least three of these groups. Cheese is a dairy product, tomatoes are from the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. Some people choose to add essential vegetables such as peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Order sausage or pepperoni, and you have included the meat group. Even the olive oil in pizza has good cholesterol that helps the cleaning of arteries, just like Drano helps to clean a clogged sink. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal! In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In addition to pizza’s health benefits, it is also convenient. Homemade pizza is difficult to make, so most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to your doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is sold every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, forget the Snickers. Think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants. How can the average American family be wrong thirty times a year when ordering a pizza?

Models: Stage Nineteen
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…, “ sang Grandma in a voice that flowed endlessly like the waves in the sea. For as long as I can remember, Grandma and I always spent Saturdays together. Sometimes we

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go to the movies, sometimes we roller blade, and sometimes we hang out at the video arcade. Today was pizza day. Grandma reached for a rolling pin, tossed it to me, and said, “Start rollin”. First, I rolled the gooey dough and spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese, tossed it on the sauce, and dotted it with pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the hot oven. Then we gave each other a “high five. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning, I said, “Look, Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire.” She peered in the oven and replied similing, “You’re absolutely rightgolden, brown and delicious, ready to eat. We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was as hot as an August sun, so we cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza like scavengers. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I looked at Grandma, and she smiled at me and gave me a wink.

Writing to Inform
You probably can’t imagine four billion pizzas being sold to Americans last year-yet it’s true! Even though pizza originated in Europe, it has since traveled to North America. For centuries people have eaten pizza. According to historical documents, practically every civilization has had a form of pizza. Greeks were the earliest civilization known to have eaten a form of pizza. The Greeks ate flat, round, Frisbee-like bread called plankuntons. They garnished them with oil, garlic onions, and herbs. Sometimes they added potatoes, leaves, meet, and fruit. Greeks might have been tempted to use the tomato, except it had not yet been discovered. However, Greeks were not the only people to enjoy pizza. A few years later, the Romans also ate similar food. They added finer ingredients and named it placenta. Italian peasants ate pizza for centuries. Even Queen Margharita of Italy was anxious to try pizza. She ordered pizza, refusing to visit the peasants’ pizzeria. Raffaele Esposito of Naples created one especially for her. It was patriotic and resembled the Italian flag using red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil. She was the first person to have a pizza delivered. Can you imagine delivering a pizza to the Queen of Italy? On the other hand, pizza as we know it today was changed by the introduction of the tomato. Italian immigrants introduced pizza to Americans in the late 1800’s. In 1905, the first U.S. pizzeria opened in New York and is still open today. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been to the people of Mexico. Even though more pizza is consumed by Americans, enough to cover over one hundred acres per day, it is enjoyed all over the world.

Writing to Persuade

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For a limited time only- 2 LARGE PIZZAS for $8.99! Easy, fast, healthy, and delivered to your door within 30 minutes, guaranteed! Pizza makes a great meal. It’s both nutritious and convenient for busy Americans. Need nutrition in a hurry? Call for a pizza. Pizza is as nutritious as a glass of milk. The National Food Council states, “A well balanced diet should consist of servings from each one of the major food groups”. Pizza has ingredients from a least three of these groups. Cheese is a dairy product, tomatoes are from the fruit group, and flour is from the bread group. Some people choose to add essential vegetables such as peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Order sausage or pepperoni, and you have included the meat group. Even the olive oil in pizza has good cholesterol that helps the cleaning of arteries, just like Drano helps to clean a clogged sink. Pizza is a delicious, healthy meal! In addition to being nutritious, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In addition to pizza’s health benefits, it is also convenient. Pizza is easy to make, but most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to your doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is sold every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, forget the Snickers! Think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants. How can the average American family be wrong thirty times a year when ordering a pizza?

Models: Stage Twenty
Intents: Writing to express, inform and persuade Content: Pizza Writing to Express Personal Ideas
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…, “ sang Grandma in a voice that flowed endlessly like the waves in the sea. For as long as I can remember, Grandma and I always spent Saturdays together. Sometimes we

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go to the movies, sometimes we roller blade, and sometimes we hang out at the video arcade. Today was pizza day. Here usually wispy silver hair was pulled back neatly in a beehive bun. Her black and white checkered apron was already covered with flour, and we had not yet begun to bake. Grandma reached for a rolling pin, tossed it to me, and said, “Start rollin”. First, I rolled the gooey dough and spread the spicy sauce. Grandma grated the cheese, tossed it on the sauce, and peppered it with pepperoni. She placed the pizza in the hot oven. Then we gave each other a “high five. When I noticed that the cheese was bubbling and the crust was browning, I said, “Look, Grandma, I think it’s done. It looks like marshmallows on a campfire.” She peered in the oven and replied similing, “You’re absolutely rightgolden, brown and delicious, ready to eat. We carefully took the pizza out of the oven. It was as hot as an August sun, so we cautiously cut it into wedges. Finally, Grandma and I gobbled our pizza like scavengers. Grandma exclaimed, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” I looked at Grandma, and she smiled at me and gave me a wink.

Writing to Inform
You probably can’t imagine four billion pizzas being sold to Americans last year-yet it’s true! Even though pizza originated in Europe, it has since sailed across the Atlantic to North America. Now North Americans eat more pizza than anybody in the world. For centuries people have eaten pizza. According to historical documents, practically every civilization has had a form of pizza. Greeks were the earliest civilization known to have eaten a type of pizza. The Greeks ate flat, round, Frisbee-like bread called plankuntons. They garnished them with oil, garlic onions, and herbs. Sometimes they may have even included potatoes, leaves, meet, and fruit. Greeks might have been tempted to use the tomato, except it had not yet been discovered. However, Greeks were not the only people to enjoy pizza. Years later, the Romans also ate similar food. They simply added finer ingredients and changed the name to placenta. Italian peasants ate pizza for centuries. Surprisingly, even Queen Margharita of Italy was anxious to try this delectable dish. She ordered pizza, refusing to visit the peasants’ pizzeria. Raffaele Esposito of Naples created one especially for her. It was patriotic and resembled the Italian flag. Red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil were used to mimic the flag’s appearance. She was the first person to have a pizza delivered. Can you imagine delivering pizza to the Queen’s castle? To Americans, the tomato and pizza are inseparable. However, this combination was not known to us until Italian immigrants introduced the modern day pizza in New York City in the late 1800’s. In 1905, the first U.S. Pizzeria opened in New York and is still open today. Since this date, pizza has been a big part of the American diet, much like tacos have been for the people of Mexico. Even though more pizza is consumed by Americans,

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enough to cover over one-hundred acres per day, it is enjoyed all over the world.

Writing to Persuade
For a limited time only- 2 LARGE PIZZAS for $8.99! Easy, fast, healthy, and delivered to your door within 30 minutes, guaranteed! Pizza is the ultimate meal. Not only is it nutritious, it is a convenient alternative for today’s busy Americans. Milk? Who needs it? Need nutrition in a hurry. Call for a pizza! Pizza is the perfect blend of all four food groups bundled into one power packed slice. The National Food Council states, “A well balanced diet should consist of servings from each one of the major food groups”. Pizza has ingredients from a least three of these groups, and some include all four! WOW! For example, let’s say you ordered a Supreme Pizza from your local Pizza Hut. All of the ingredients are there! The dairy group is represented by the cheese, and the sausage and pepperoni come form the meat group. Additionally, the supreme pizza contains dough from the bread group, and tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and mushrooms represent the fruit and vegetable group. By simply choosing a variety of toppings, you have fulfilled the recommendations of the National Food Council. Even the olive oil in pizza has good cholesterol that helps to clean arteries in YOUR circulatory system, just like Drano helps to clean a clogged sink. The nutritional value of pizza is astonishing! It is more satisfying, delicious, and nutritious than a glass of milk. Mmm! In addition to pizza’s health benefits, it is also convenient. Homemade pizza is difficult to make, so most people choose to buy it. In just a matter of minutes, pizza can be delivered to YOUR doorstep. Three hundred fifty million tons of frozen pizza is sold every year. Most communities offer a variety of pizza restaurants such as Dominoes, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns. So the next time you’re hungry, forget the Snickers! Think of this nutritious, convenient meal, and pick up a pizza at one of your neighborhood restaurants. How can the average American family be wrong thirty times a year when ordering a pizza?

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