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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 92 Views 872 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 109 Views 619 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 140 Views 1234 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
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 plan, learners create writing with a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence while focusing on carefully choosing words for effect.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 141 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 22 Views 342 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
Paragraph Writing, Part 1: How Esperanza Responds on the Train (Revisiting Chapter 5: "Las Guayabas/Guavas")
When your class members have completed the novel Esperanza Rising, they will be ready to write an expository essay on how Esperanza responds to events and what this says about her character. Set your pupils up for success by starting out with text-dependent questions about the chapter that will be the focus of their writing, in this case chapter five.
5th - 7th Language Arts 69 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 27 Views 199 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 78 Views 603 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 6 Views 97 Downloads
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 129 Views 880 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 34 Views 395 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! Kindergarten Writing
Guide the class through the writing process with a great "I can" poster made specifically for the Common Core standards. Intended for learners in the first grade, the poster provides nine target standards in a checklist format.
- Print and laminate the poster and put on display.
K Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as you walk the them through the research process.
4th - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
The writing process is made easier with the right tools! Although this lesson 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
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