Why Lesson Planet?
Bring this lesson on the expository format to your language arts writing unit. Middle schoolers take notes on a step-by-step plan detailing how to write a good expository writing piece. The process takes young writers through the complete process of formulating a well-structured essay. Write the plan on the board, a chart, or the overhead. To extend the lesson, have your class bring in visual aids or multimedia components to enhance their writing.