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Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss their ideas and then share with the class.
4th - 6th Language Arts 98 Views 877 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is especially helpful as you begin a unit on informative or explanatory writing structure.
5th - 10th Language Arts 113 Views 624 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of links and related information.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 143 Views 1236 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Leading into Good Writing
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory paragraph using a lead.
4th - 6th Language Arts 46 Views 631 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures of speech and explore ways to use language precisely as they revise their character description.
7th - 9th Language Arts 29 Views 201 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing: Essay Introductions and Conclusions
Middle schoolers use writing techniques worksheets to help them identify the components of the introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs of an essay. After this guided practice, they craft their own concluding paragraphs and exchange their work with classmates for peer review.
5th - 8th Language Arts 79 Views 604 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create writing with a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence while focusing on carefully choosing words for effect.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 145 Views 96 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Expository Writing: The Five-Paragraph Essay
Help your middle or high school class generate ideas for writing through class discussions. Next, explore organizational strategies to facilitate planning which help learners create a coherent essay complete with introduction, main points, and conclusion.
6th - 9th Language Arts 131 Views 882 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real scientific causes or reasons for their effects.
6th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 398 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Letter of Inquiry!
Connect expository writing to a real world skill when the class composes a letter of inquiry. They find the parts of a business letter and work as a class to correct missing parts. After the initial exercise they compose an origial letter of inquiry.
5th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 98 Downloads
The Writing Process
The writing process can be daunting for many young learners. This presentation breaks it down into seven manageable steps, including examples that clearly model the process for young writers. Present this resource to your class in the fall and use it to guide student writing throughout the year.
4th - 6th Language Arts 51 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
The writing process is made easier with the right tools! Although this instructional activity is a guide through Inspiration Software, the visuals and detailed steps are useful on their own. Visual diagrams are the strategy here; learners use pre-made templates with visuals, hyperlinks, and text to help them organize thoughts and develop ideas.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Transition Words and Phrases
Begin the lesson plan by modeling how to connect two sentences with a transition word. After doing five examples together, have learners work together to correctly edit a list of sentences provided. Finally, learners look back at their past writing to highlight transition words used.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 88 Views 399 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Working in your Cubicle: Critical Thinking and Writing
Explore informative and explanatory writing with this lesson. Using a cube labeled with directives to describe, analyze, compare, associate, apply, and argue the topic, middle schoolers work individually or in groups to answer questions. They will then share their thoughts.
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 34 Downloads
Expository Writing: Idea Helper
Emerging writers need graphic organizers to make sure they include the necessary components in their writing! This organizer helps writers prepare for expository writing assignments. There's a place to identify the topic idea, an introduction, ideas for four paragraphs, supporting details, and a conclusion.
6th - 7th Language Arts 23 Views 343 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Modes of Transportation
Let's go to New York! Young researchers browse several websites to find informational texts that will help them decide the best mode of transportation for planning a pretend trip from their hometown to New York City. They create charts and graphs with spreadsheet software to display data they've collected.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 25 Views 295 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Writing
On just one page, fourth graders can view and track their progress with the Common Core writing standards. The language of the standards has been modified slightly to make it more accessible to kids, but it will still be best to go over the standards as a class.
4th Language Arts 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing: Closing Sentence/Conclusion
What does a good closing sentence look like? First, read the article "Gymnasts Flip for Science," and then identify the conclusion sentence. What are the supporting facts mentioned in the article? After studying the article's conclusion, it's time for your writers to try!
4th - 6th Language Arts 37 Views 291 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as well as a list of transitional words, are included.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Paragraph Writing, Part II
Come up with a list of requirements for this expository essay on Esperanza's character in Esperanza Rising as a class and use the list to guide class writing. Here, learners will complete the first paragraph, discuss their notes for the second paragraph, and then compose the second paragraph.
5th - 7th Language Arts 59 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Designed