Creatively Creating Expository Essays
Students, after reading Fahrenheit 451, brainstorm inventions that could have been in the novel. They present their invention to the class and writing an expository essay about their creation.
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 2 and 3
Seventh graders learn how various historic events can be portrayed in a variety of ways. The second and third days of an informative text unit reviews content-specific vocabulary before comparing and contrast the lives of Rosa Parks and...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing a Narrative Essay
Imagine using narrative essays to encourage change. This multi-week unit plan does just that. After reading a series of articles from Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America, class members examine the...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Explain Yourself: An Expository Writing Unit for High School
Introduce expository writing with a unit that asks writers to craft an essay to explain a belief, value, or priority that is important to them. Mini-lessons within the unit focus on crafting thesis statements and conclusions, selecting...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 13
To conclude their study of Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief,” class members use their notes and annotations to craft an expository essay response to the prompt, "Analyze how the interactions between Hundert and the Bells...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 5
After rereading the full text of Walter Mosley's essay "True Crime," groups complete an evidence collection tool worksheet and then class members independently draft a multi-paragraph, evidence-based response that identifies how Mosley...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street
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...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed