Question students on how they usually get started on writing any writing piece.
Here's an easy way to slide your kids into expository writing. Our kiddos have an expository essay as part of their state writing test in fourth grade.
I figure if I can help my kids get the basics of this down instead of sending them to fourth grade with an "expository, say what? I modeled every step of the way using our school nurse as my example.
This type of writing was very new for my kids, so I had them work in groups. Sidenote-They all freaked out when I said the word essay. Choose your central idea and support Yes, I should have taken pictures along the way.
The highlighted parts show day 1. I gave each group a 12x18 piece of construction paper that was folded into four sections. They had to write their central idea and three meaning reasons to support it.
You will have to have a conversation about why "She is nice" is not meaningful support. I told my students that our nurse had long hair, was from Kansas, and was nice, but that had nothing to do with why she was important to our school.
Plan your support I showed them three ways to write about their reasons: Needless to say, writing their paragraphs was a breeze after all that planning. Each kid in the group chose a reason to turn into a paragraph, and they whipped out an expository essay in no time.
I was so happy with how these lessons went. Each day my room was loud, but it was the GOOD kind of loud. Kids talking and planning and discussing writing!Middle School Lesson Plans. Browse the entire collection of Middle School Lesson Plans. Expository Writing Seventh Grade to Adult Writing Lessons and Prompts Expository Writing Prompts with Fiction Porter's Letters to Griffin (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5) My Movie Moment (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5) Expository Writing Books The Trip in Time (Grades ).
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. Plan your minute lesson in English / Language Arts or Expository Writing with helpful tips from Hillary Boles For this lesson, I was trying to incorporate Halloween into my unit on expository writing--what followed was this lesson on spooky essays.
This page contains links to lesson plans and resources for teaching reading, spelling, writing, journalism, communication, debate, and drama. Plan your lesson with helpful tips from teachers like you. SWBAT define expository writing and list the steps to compose an expository report; .