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With this resource you will find a 49 page step-by-step guide teaching students to write an expert expository essay aligned to the Texas STAAR 4th Grade TEKS.
This resource is 100% aligned to the Texas STAAR 4th Grade Expository Essay Scoring Guide that was released in May of 2015.
I have included every step from writing an introduction with a clear central idea to writing a conclusion that summarizes their central idea and reasons.
As well, students will learn the importance of having well connected paragraphs that fit together.
I have also included lessons on using transitions to move their paragraphs and ideas along smoothly throughout their essay. With this resource your students will also begin seeing the value of using precise words to communicate the purpose of their sentences.
For added depth, I have included a lesson in which the students will learn how to add “bling” to their nouns to add more interest to their essay.
You will find everything you need and more to teach your students how to write an expert expository essay with this resource.
At the end you will also find six 4th Grade STAAR writing practice tests with expository writing prompts in the STAAR test format.
Included With this Resource:
Step by Step Individual Lessons
Expert Expository Essay Planners
Expository Essay Checklist
Expository Essay Transition List