Explanatory Expository Writing Prompts for Grades 3, 4, 5 with Brainstorming

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Your students can never get enough writing practice! These half page writing prompts are great for practicing Explanatory/Expository Writing through short paragraphs and journaling. Place them in a writing center, use as a daily warm-up during your writing unit, or use as test prep.

Common Core Literacy Standard W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2 is explanatory and informational writing, and this resource covers all parts.

The standards below are labeled for 5th grade as an example of what this resource covers, but it is also appropriate for 3rd and 4th grade!

W.5.2.A

Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

W.5.2.B

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

W.5.2.C

Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).

W.5.2.D

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

W.5.2.E

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

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Writing Prompt Task Cards

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Personal Narrative Writing Prompts

Creative Narrative Writing Prompts

Opinion Writing Prompts

Explanatory/Informational Writing Prompts

Complete Guide to Writing Resources

Complete Guide to Writing YEAR LONG Bundle (all standards)

Complete Guide to Opinion Writing

Complete Guide to Explanatory Writing

Complete Guide to Creative Narrative Writing

Complete Guide to Informational Writing

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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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