Expository or informational writing is an increasingly important life skill for students to master. It involves providing information about a particular topic by sequencing steps, comparing and contrasting, reporting, defining, describing, explaining why or expressing an opinion.
From setting the stage to engaging the classroom in understanding the writing process, this workbook covers what teachers need to know to instruct students in expository writing. Each lesson is designed to teach writing in executable steps that produce a high student success rate. It's an easy and logical way to teach writing, especially for struggling learners. Most of the lesson plans include examples to make teacher preparation as painless as possible. Also, Included are templates for a Writer's Notebook, Night Writes journal entries, a Word of the Day and an assortment of expository writing prompts.
The writing process designed in this book is easy to use, a pleasure to teach and has proven to be a highly successful. process.
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- Graphic Organizer
- Top Ten Transition Trios
- Scoring Guide
- Moving Down the Ladder
- 50 Powerful Words
I hope to see all of your students learn the foundation and specific skills to be a successful writer in this genre.