This PowerPoint beautifully presents an introduction or review of the purpose and characteristics of expository writing. The slide show is interspersed with Turn and Talk questions which actively engage students and provide an opportunity to process new information after each section. Students compare and contrast the task of writing personal narratives with expository writing.
This resource is a companion to and especially effective when used in conjunction with the 16 Narrative Prompts, 16 Expository Prompts, and the Prompt Sort (Personal Narrative & Expository) STAAR Preparation materials also available from Everything Says Something. It is also available in Spanish.