School Year Writing Plan: Expository Prompts and Planning Organizers Grades 2-5

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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This set of Elementary Expository Prompts and Planning Organizers greatly assist students who need guided writing practice for expository compositions. The prompts are contextually aligned to a standardized test format. In addition, each prompt is scaffold and includes a text stimulus, a Think statement, a Write statement, and a Be Sure To statement. The Prompts and Samples for Guided Writing Planning Guides are intended for use throughout the school year. The sample planning guide provides mentor text with a clear central idea and focus that helps students understand how to narrow their essay focus as well as build organization and progression. With these tools teachers can plan for guided writing as shared, interactive or independent writing lessons. Prompts are based on the following topics:
1. Beginning school
2. Best day with family
3. Enjoyed a visit
4. Friendship
5. Caring for the environment
6. Good character
7. Important time
8. Group work
9. Myths and Folktales
10. Appreciation/Being Thankful
11. Joy of holiday season
12. Winter activity
13. Rules
14. Saving money
15. Favorite season of the year
16. Sports
17. Favorite activity
18. Appreciation for veteran
19. Choosing a pet
20. Summer activity
This product includes:
20 Expository Prompts
20 Expository Sample for Guided Writing Planning Guides- one for each expository prompt
The Fisher Reyna Expository Planning Guide Outline
A blank Expository Planning Organizer
A Revision Checklist for expository compositions
Teaching points for guided writing
BONUS: Each prompt includes a short prompt-engaging mini-lesson that helps you get students excited about the topic.

EXTRA BONUS: We added 2 extra bonus prompts, planning guides, and activities!

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