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Expository Leads Minilesson Video and Worksheet
For STAAR writing in particular, finding creative ways for students to begin can be challenging. Here you will find 3 types of leads, or introductions, for expository writing designed to work with STAAR expository writing and beyond. This package comes with a PDF worksheet for student practice and a
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Types of Nonfiction
This lesson does a great job of helping students see the many rhetorical functions that one piece of nonfiction writing can have. Even though something might be called a narrative essay, many sentences within the text do more than just narrate. It is a great introduction to a nonfiction unit, or i
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WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive Writing Bundle
Looking for something to help your students with their WRITING? This easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates will help your students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository pieces. Templates can be used all year for multiple writing assignments and can easily
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Writing Leads for Writing Hooks for Introduction Paragraph- Writing Strong Leads
Writing Leads and Learning How to HOOK Readers is extremely important! These are great examples to help your students strengthen their leads in Expository or Narrative Writing! You will LOVE the Anchor Charts and Student Examples for their notebooks! YOUR students will BECOME experts at hooking thei
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Writing Leads (hooks)... posters, labels, examples, activities, and editable
Teaching Writing is one of my FAVORITE things to do. Leads (or some of you call them hooks) are one of the most important parts of a great piece of writing. I have worked months collecting great leads from some of the best children's authors... and NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO!!! This unit is classroom
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Six Traits of Writing- Catchy Leads Powerpoint
This Powerpoint teaches students how to "hook" the reader by writing catchy leads. It teaches about the following types of interesting leads: Question Riddle Announcement Bold and Challenging Statement Definition Opinion Quotation Personal Experience Each type of lead (listed above) is accompanie
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Writing Lesson - Expository - Fairy Tales - Goldilocks Needs to Learn Some Rules
Consistently planned writing activities help encourage young writer’s to WANT to write. Simple, cohesive plans lead to clear and accurate writing – which in turn leads to confidence. Using well known fairy tales as a starting place, Just Write! will help you guide your students in informational, op

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Explosive Expository Essay Unit aligned to the Common Core Standards
Included in this 91 page unit are resources to introduce your students to expository/informative essays and lead them through the writing process to publishing their first essay. This unit is aligned to the Common Core Standards. Here is everything you will get with this unit: A direction page o
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Expository Writing JUMBO PowerPoint
40 slides on expository writing. 2 PowerPoints combined for a discounted price! The first half of the PowerPoint features content from my smaller expository writing PowerPoint; it covers the basics of expository writing, and focuses on getting kids to think about a writer's purpose, audience, conte
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Writer's Workshop:  Quick Writes and Mini Lessons for Expository Writing
This unit provides 10 Literature Linked Quick Writes, 10 Mini-Lessons, and 10 Mini-Lesson Try-It Pages for your Writer’s Workshop. These mini-lessons are well suited for a expository writing unit. These lessons include: * Lightning– A mini-lesson on shocking leads * Frogs– A mini-lesson on fac
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Fun STAAR  Expository Writing Warm-Ups
This warm-up set includes 20 Expository Writing Warm-Ups. It also includes an Expository Explanation page that defines the four Expository Writing tasks as to "Describe," "Explain," "Clarify," and "Evaluate." These are great skills for students to practice leading up to writing their STAAR Expositor
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Lead and Hook Sentences in an Essay Powerpoint
This powerpoint teaches how to write "lead" or "hook" sentences in an essay. It includes the definition of lead or hook sentences; the purpose of a lead; and fully explains seven types of leads (action, snapshot, sound effect, question, flashback, quotation, talking), giving the definition and an e
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Journalism: Analyzing Newspaper Leads and Articles Lessons & Activities
Journalism: Analyzing Newspaper Leads and Articles This is a packet of templates for students to analyze various types of leads and articles studied in Journalism 1 (J1), the introductory course that supports the publication of a school newspaper.Teachers may also use them with any advanced Journa

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Writing - Expository - Fairy Tales - The Many Uses for Rapunzel's Hair
Rapunzel - Fractured Fairy Tales - Writing Expository Consistently planned writing activities help encourage young writer’s to WANT to write. Simple, cohesive plans lead to clear and accurate writing – which in turn leads to confidence. Using well known fairy tales as a starting place, Just Write!

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Writers Workshop- Drafting a HOOK, LEAD, or ATTENTION GRABBER for an essay
This all inclusive lesson/powerpoint presentation prepares writers to draft a strong hook for an essay. Bonus "do now" activity included (revising/editing)! Once students have decided on a topic, they can learn about the five types of hooks: 1. Interesting Fact 2. Scene/Story 3. Quotation/Dialogue
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Leads (Hooks) for Intro Paragraphs and Snappy Endings for Conclusions; Fetzer
An assorted compilation of lead sentences (hooks) for introductory paragraphs and snappy endings for conclusions for both Fiction and Non-Fiction stories / articles. Each hook / snappy ending includes a brief description and an actual example of it in use within an introductory paragraph and conclu
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Leads and Endings for Writing Pieces
Do your students struggle with coming up with good leads and endings for their stories? Then this product is for you! This document provides you with potential ways to start/end stories and an example sentence for each option. Take a look at the preview document provided and see if you could find th
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi, Project Challenges
A set of 10 project challenges to go with the book, "Crispin", by Avi. These projects give students a chance to research and write in a variety of ways in order to extend the book. It is a great way to differentiate!
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10 Informational Writing Prompts ~Teach Hooks / Leads, Details, Closing Sentence
One of the important kinds of writing you will teach your kiddos during the year is informative writing which is often done through reading and responding to what they’ve learned. Here are *10* structured writing prompts to assist your writers. They are great scaffolds to reinforce hooks/leads,
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Writing - Expository - Fairy Tales - Stop! I Like Being a Frog!
The Frog Prince - Fractured Fairy Tales - Expository Writing Consistently planned writing activities help encourage young writer’s to WANT to write. Simple, cohesive plans lead to clear and accurate writing – which in turn leads to confidence. Using well known fairy tales as a starting place, Just

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M&M Bookmarks with Discussion Prompts for Expository Nonfiction
These bookmarks are also part of a larger bundle and address the Common Core Standards in Reading Informational Text. Lead your students in Navigating Expository Nonfiction while incorporating the fun of using candy in book discussions. Students select a candy piece and use the associated prompt to
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by AVI, RAFT Writing Topics Chart
A two page document that includes a chart with 5 different RAFTS for the book, "Crispin: The Cross of Lead", by AVI, as well as instructions and an optional table for students to create their own RAFTS for the book. A great way to integrate writing and reading! You could do one per day for a week
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Daily Expository Writing Lessons & Activities - CCSS Aligned  {11 Weeks}
This fun and innovative expository writing curriculum contains 11 weeks of daily writing instruction and activities for 4th - 7th grade. This program includes 500+ pages of detailed step-by-step instructions, templates, grammar practice, actual student writing samples, and so much more! INCLUDED WI
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Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS
Expository Writing Unit Grade 6 CCSS This is an Expository Writing Unit aligned to the grade six common core writing standards. Students produce a magazine spread that is a compare/contrast article. I used this unit when I taught sixth grade writing. My students' magazine spreads turned out really
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