Expository writing is a challenge for students with weak composition skills and word knowledge. Give them easy frames they can develop into impressive expository works.
In this Mini-Unit, students use a planning sheet to write a text-based expository paragraph about a Gingerbread Man. This is a teacher-created model. Students can recopy their new paragraphs on writing paper. Boy and Girl Gingerbread versions of the writing paper included. This could be a short one-day project. Or, you could have students do multiple versions of the gingerbread expository paragraph over a few days.
You can make up a question to focus their writing. For example: "Using the text and illustration as evidence, describe the gingerbread man."
As your students become more understanding of the expository model, they should begin to practice drafting. Use these activities for Grades 2 to 6.
Tips: Pick the best version of each student's work to print neatly and display on special paper. Better yet, take pictures of them and display them on your classroom website.
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