Print this brochure and have your students complete it to use as a reference source as they write. It includes an Expository Checklist and Rubric, spots to add Key Words, Figurative Language, Favorite Vocabulary, sections for Introduction (grabber, transition words, wrap up), Body paragraphs (transition words, evidence and elaborate sentence starters) and a Conclusion (transition words and zinger).
Example transition words: to get the ball rolling, moving right along
Example to add for Evidence: For example the story states," "
Example to add for Elaborate: From this I can infer