Adding Expository Elaborations

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids choose a prompt to expand into a longer essay
  • Use when preparing for a writing assessment, or for expanding your kids' knowledge of academic language
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes three random pages of the lesson that don't relate to each other, but each part is helpful in its own way
Pros

  • Helpful for kids who have a hard time brainstorming their essays
  • Prompts are creative and great for learners of all levels
Cons

  • None