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80 resources with the concept Expository Writing

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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity | Scholastic.com

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 3rd Standards
Monitor your third graders' progress with the Common Core ELA standards with this practice assessment. Provided with collection of three narrative reading passages, children must answer a series of evidence-based multiple choice...
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The Greatest President

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Who is the greatest US president? George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? FDR? Find out the opinions of your young historians with this cross-curricular writing prompt that engages them in researching the accomplishments of these influential...
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A Planet in the Solar System

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
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Describe It with Adjectives

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Put children's descriptive writing skills to the test with these fun collaborative writing activities. Presented with the picture of an object, young writers are are tasked with creating a description that provides enough detail for one...
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Narrative or Expository?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Narrative or expository? That is the question readers face on a two-part comprehension worksheet that asks kids to read a short passage about these two different types of writing, and then to answer a series of comprehension questions...
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An Interesting Animal

For Students 1st - 3rd
"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" Primary graders write about an animal that interests them, describing what it looks like, where it lives, and what it eats.
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Journal Writing Prompts

For Students 5th - 9th
Inspire thoughtful journal entries with these detailed journal writing prompts. The resource includes 24 prompts that require learners to write expository, persuasive, and sometimes creative journal entires.
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Class Animal Report

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Whether preparing your second graders for an expository writing proficiency assessment or just planning on introducing the writing process, this 37-page packet is for you. The unit has everything you need from scripted lessons to...
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Elementary Writing Prompts

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Get your class writing with a large collection of writing prompts. The prompts are organized by grade and type. So if, for example, you were looking for a fourth grade expository writing prompt, you could scroll through the document to...
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365 Days of Writing Prompts

For Students 5th - 12th
"If you could un-invent something what would it be?" "What are you more comfortable with—routine or spontaneity?" Here's a packet of one-a-day writing prompts. Although designed for fifth graders, the topics are appropriate for any grade...
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Grade 8 Writing Prompts

For Students 6th - 8th
Imagine four pages of writing prompts. Although designed specifically for eighth graders, the topics could be used for upper-elementary and high school writers as well.
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Grade 5 Writing Prompts

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Looking for something to write about? Try out one of the prompts from three and a half pages of ideas. The list includes a variety of different topics that you can pick and choose from when planning a writing assignment or unit.
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Organizer for Summarizing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Get your class started with writing summaries by providing a graphic organizer. This organizer uses a formula that can be applied to any fictional text. Pupils answer the five questions and write a short summary at the bottom of the page.
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Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Explore identity and community through an expository essay based on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two-week unit on writing an essay provides a brief description of each day and all of the worksheets and materials you...
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Math Autobiography

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Young scholars reflect on their experiences as a young mathematicians with this series of autobiography writing prompts. From their most embarrassing and/or memorable math moment, to descriptions of their personal learning styles, these...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: What Makes a Book Great?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is To Kill a Mockingbird a great book? To conclude a 10-lesson unit study of Harper Lee's novel, class members generate a list of characteristics of great books, suggest works that fit some or all of these criteria, and then measure To...
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Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay: A Write On Activity

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Ready to introduce your young writers to the multi-paragraph essay? Here’s an illustrated presentation that models how to use the pre-writing notes on a graphic organizer to craft a personal essay. Color codes help viewers identify the...
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In the News

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What American figures do you think are important to our country and the way it was shaped? Middle schoolers research an important American figure and use news reports to gather biographical information. Using this online research, they...
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Artist Online Report Form

For Students 6th - 8th
Get those middle schoolers ready for writing excellent reports. This outline provides instructions and organized space to help learners gather information in a thoughtful and useful way. They research the life and works of an artist....
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Hunger in the World

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Consider various aspects of world hunger in this writing lesson. After taking a pre-test, middle and high schoolers play a map game, analyze and discuss world statistics, and write a report on an assigned country. The lesson can apply to...
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Adding Expository Elaborations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can you tell if a prompt is expository or narrative? Help your learners identify key words in writing prompts to determine how they should craft their essays.
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Something I'd Like to Learn

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
It's no secret, writing is a lot more enjoyable when it's about something we care about. This simple exercise engages children in producing original writing, while allowing them to share their personal interest with others.
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Expository Essay Topic: Peer Review

For Students 7th - 9th
Class members use an expository essay worksheet to review a peer’s paper. The focus here is on the thesis statement.