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STAAR Expository Writing Brainstorming

STAAR Expository Writing Brainstorming
Product Description
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:

MOVIES
BOOKS
SONGS
TV SHOWS
HISTORY
CURRENT EVENTS
MY LIFE

PROMPT SAMPLES 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.
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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