Expository essay writing unit. This is some of my favorite stuff! Literature is good to teach, but writing is right up there. One of the keystones of my work each year was laying the foundations for good expository writing. I use the EX/EV/EV structure.
The documents that are a part of the Bullseye Education Expository Paragraph Writing Bundle.
1) teacher’s overview of the TS/EX/EV/EV format
2) EXEV overview [introduction to process and sample paragraph]
3) blank EX/EV/EV pre-wiring template
4) expository grading rubric
5) paragraph revision guide
6) suggested paragraph topics
7) sample paragraph #2
Plus 11 slide Power Point Presentation teaching the EX/EV/EV Format
PLUS PLUS 3 paragraph writing assignments with prompts!
All documents included in both Word and PDF format!
I think that this bundle is one of the most valuable things we offer and can be easily used by elementary grades, as well (if some of the templates were modified a bit).
Descriptions of the individual lessons:
This overview of the TS/EX/EV/EV structure will help teacher easily understand how to teach the structure.
Paragraph writing form
This document introduces the TS/EX/EV/EV structure to students and provides a properly formatted sample paragraph.
EXEV paragraph writing template
This document is a blank template for creating EX/EV/EV paragraphs.
This rubric is great for grading paragraphs, but also as a quality checklist for students before they turn in a final draft.
This step-by-step revision guide for an expository paragraph lets students revise with a minimum of teacher interaction.
Suggested paragraphs topics
This list of suggested paragraph topics is a quick way to get students working as they practice on their first (or fifth) expository paragraph.
Basic paragraph 2
This document is a second example of the TS/EX/EV/EV structure for expository paragraphs.
Power Point Presentation
11 slides that mirror the Paragraph Writing Form and Paragraph Writing Template
Multi-paragraph Essay Writing Practice I, II, III
Here’s a good practice or final essay for students who have just learned to write a multi-paragraph essay. Includes instructions and three prompts to choose from.
Another assignment that includes several suggested topic sentences and instructions for creating an in-class composition of a single paragraph.
An assignment that includes several suggested topic sentences and instructions for creating an in-class composition of a single paragraph.
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