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80 resources with the concept Expository Writing

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Space Travel Guide

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
New ReviewScholars showcase their narrative writing skills with a science fiction writing assignment. Six pages present writers with a question to answer accompanied by a detailed picture to draw. All together, pages create a space-travel guide.
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Analyzing the Features of an Informative Consumer Guide

For Teachers 6th Standards
Analyze, strategize, synthesize! Scholars analyze informative consumer guides to determine what features to include in their own guides. Next, pupils select charts and images to use in their guides.
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End of Unit Assessment: Drafting the Informative Consumer Guide

For Teachers 6th Standards
Not all sandwiches are edible. Scholars use a Quote Sandwich graphic organizer to draft the written content of their informative consumer guides. Additionally, they view a mini-lesson on formal writing. 
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The First Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars examine the first Thanksgiving through books and interviews while they complete a KWL chart. Pretending they are part of the feast, learners craft a scrapbook page that features images related to their experience. Pupils reflect...
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Stellaluna: Bat or Bird?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
The story Stellaluna by Janell Cannon lends itself as a fictional resource in determining the difference between bats and birds. On the other end of reading genres, scholars examine the informative text, Bat News. Using their new-found...
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Excellent Five-Paragraph Essays

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A five-paragraph essay is the focus of a lesson designed to boost writing skills. Learners warm-up their writing muscles with several sentences answering a prompt. A group writing activity includes a graphic organizer, paragraph writing,...
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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Quest for Tree Kangaroo

For Students 4th Standards
A three-day assessment challenges scholars to read a passage from an informational text then complete two activities that lead to a writing assignment. Day one and two begin as readers independently read a passage and tag the most...
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End of Unit Assessment: On-Demand Informational Paragraph About How the Poison Dart Frog Survives

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A final assessment marks the end of a unit that takes a close look at a variety of informational texts all about frogs. A graphic organizer aides scholars in planning an accordion paragraph using their recorder forms from previous...
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Revising Our Constitution Using Powerful Words

For Teachers 4th Standards
Word choice is the focus of a lesson designed to boost scholars' writing skills. Participants take a close look at their original work and enhance its readability with the help of a thesaurus.  Practice leads the way for the revision of...
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Twenty Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Twenty prompts reinforce scholars' writing skills of essays and poems. Prompts cover topics such as superpowers, holidays, the weather, and more!
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What Letter Will You Write?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
After reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," scholars discuss the emotions the events provoked in its characters. In pairs, writers compose a letter depending on the topic and style of their choice then reply to their own or a peer's...
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Stick to the Point: Getting It Right with Constructed Responses

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Practice writing constructed responses with a 26-slide presentation. Developed to guide scholars through the appropriate steps, the resource assists them in providing a well-considered answer.
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Writing Informative Text: School Days

For Students 5th Standards
A three-part writing assessment challenges scholars to think critically about schools of the past and present. Learners read informative texts, answer questions to prepare for a discussion, research in small groups, complete a Venn...
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Writing About Literature: Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Heidi

For Students 5th Standards
Scholars read excerpts from the story, Heidi, in a three-part assessment that focuses on comparing and contrasting characters. Each part contains three tasks that challenge learners to discuss, answer comprehension questions,...
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Writing About Literary Text: Wise or Foolish?

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment promotes reading comprehension skills. Class members read literary texts and take notes to discuss their findings, answer comprehension questions, write summaries, and complete charts. 
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Commonsense Composition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Any teacher with common sense should use the perfect resource to improve composition skills. Perfect for flipped lessons and station rotation, the text details information about genres of writing with guiding questions for readers....
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Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Bridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
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Creative Writing Prompts For Every Season and Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall! Every season is covered in a 14-page list of writing prompts. Included are story starters, reflection questions, poetry topics, and more.
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Create a Volunteer Spirit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Motivate young citizens to make a positive difference through volunteering. Scholars examine the local and school community to discover ways the class, as a whole, can volunteer their time to help one or the other, then reflect on their...
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Be the Expert Writing Activity

For Students 5th Standards
With the help of a prewriting activity, scholars reserach a topic and compose an expository essay to show what they know about a topic of their choice. 
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New Year’s Resolution Classroom Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Create a sense of accountability among scholars with a lesson that focuses on making and keeping New Year's resolutions. Writers compose a five paragraph essay focused on three resolutions—promises to self improvement, to their family,...
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The Revolutionary Times

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.
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Ready to Research Owls

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Researching facts about owls can be a hoot for your class. Let them wisely collaborate on this writing project. The resource is the second part of three parts. It is best to use all three lessons in order.