STAAR Expository Writing Brainstorming

STAAR Expository Writing Brainstorming
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In order to be able to fully explain expository prompts, they need to practice brainstorming different examples. This helped my students tremendously!

Topics to brainstorm include:



READ: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. This was one of the catalysts in the Civil Rights movement. Rosa Parks was arrested for breaking the law.
THINK: Sometimes standing up for what you believe in could mean not following the rules.
WRITE: Explain whether it is more important to stand up for your beliefs or follow the rules.
READ: Quote: Winnie the Pooh said, “A little consideration, a little thought for others makes all the difference.”
THINK: Think about an event where people have shown consideration for others.
WRITE: Explain why it is important to be considerate of others.

READ: “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” -Albert Einstein
THINK: Think about an event where a lie has affected other people.
WRITE: Explain the importance of being honest.
READ: “We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” - Zeno of Citium
THINK: Think about an event when you needed somebody to listen to you..
WRITE: Explain the importance of listening to others.
READ: “Technology can become the wings that allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before - if we will allow it.”
THINK: Think about how technology has helped shape our modern world.
WRITE: Explain the importance of using technology.
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