The Expository Paragraph: Writing
Ninth graders write an expository paragraph with "Amsterdam From a Sea Captain's Point of View". This instructional activity is done in conjunction with two others: narrative and descriptive paragraphs of the same topic.
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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
Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizer
Take your pick of 16 graphic organizers, all designed for persuasive writing. Some provide space to prepare an entire essay or speech, while others provide space for brainstorming and organizing ideas before settling on concrete ideas...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Expository Writing: The Five-Paragraph Essay
Help your middle or high school class generate ideas for writing through class discussions. Next, explore organizational strategies to facilitate planning which help learners create a coherent essay complete with introduction, main...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Expository Writing (Informational Brochure)
Design an informational brochure to urge people to move to a specific community. The purpose of this activity is to expose pupils to expository writing. After creating the brochure, they write a three-paragraph persuasive or...
4th - 9th English Language Arts