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Outlining Main Ideas and Details Adapted from: Expository Writing by Tara McCarthy
Middle schoolers examine articles from a number of sources to determine their main ideas and details, and discuss them as a class. Using a worksheet, they practice outlining a report after watching a teacher demonstration of the outlining process.
6th - 8th Language Arts 53 Views 171 Downloads
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 99 Views 613 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 4 Views 95 Downloads
Writing Expository Pieces Using a Writing Plan
Bring this lesson on the expository format to your language arts writing unit. Middle schoolers take notes on a step-by-step plan detailing how to write a good expository writing piece. The process takes young writers through the complete process of formulating a well-structured essay.
5th - 7th Language Arts 27 Views 171 Downloads
Expository Writing: What kind of friend do you prefer?
Third graders write a five-paragraph expository essay on what kind of friends they like to have. They organize their thoughts using a Think-Sheet graphic organizer, write the five-paragraph essay, edit their essay with a partner, and read their paragraph aloud to the class.
3rd Language Arts 14 Views 82 Downloads
Think, Write, Read: Expository Writing
Fifth graders write an expository essay using figurative language that explains why Marty, one of the characters in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's novel, Shiloh, dislikes Judd Travers. They create a cover page for their writing using the computer and present their writing to the whole class.
5th Language Arts 9 Views 39 Downloads
The Personal Touch: a Lesson in Expository Writing
Shake hands with all of your class members, sending a different verbal message as you go along. Give them practice in expository writing by having them describe the handshake and how it makes them feel. This is an exploration of non-verbal communication as well as a brief writing exercise.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
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 68 Views 854 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 5 Views 33 Downloads
How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion to brainstorm and list the criteria for a good movie.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 20 Downloads
Accentuate the Expositive: Unit 2 Expository Writing
Students analyze narrative passages in order to improve their writing skills. In this narrative writing lesson students use the same style of writing that they have analyzed in their own narrative passage.
6th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 26 Downloads
Identifying Setting: Expository Writing
Your class can take turns describing a well know location or setting without giving its name, and the rest of the class can try to identify the location, based on the details given. They chart the elements that helped in the identification of the setting, work in pairs to complete the setting elements chart, and share their responses with the class.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
The Writing Process for Expository Writing
Struggling on what steps to take in your expository essay lesson? Or confused on what to include for your scribes? This exercise in the process of expository writing provides concepts and structure for the educator on what the writers should be executing in the three stages (pre-writing, drafting, revision) of the writing process.
6th - 8th All 113 Views 222 Downloads