Dinner Party - Research - Expository Writing Prompt

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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11 pages
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Description

Looking for a fun, engaging expository writing activity? This Dinner Party writing prompt ask students to think about the question, If you could invite any 5 guests to a dinner party, who would you invite? This activity encourages students to research and write multiple mini-essays.

Students are still researching and writing, but because they have control over who they invite to their dinner party, students are vested in the final product.

Product includes:

  • Link to Google Slide activity
  • Detailed student directions
  • Dinner party planning activity
  • Guest Slide (one for each guest)

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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

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