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Writing Club Month One Week One Understanding Expository & the Prompt Page

Grade Levels
4th - 10th
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May the Fours be with You Writing Club

Expository Lesson Plans for Visual, Auditory, & Kinesthetic Learners

“Emphasizing Quality over Quantity By Teaching Writing not just Assigning It”

The scope and sequence below is an overview of month one of our expository lesson plans that you can purchase for on our website at the bundled price of $50.

For the monthly rate, you will receive free pdf digital copies of several other products, strategies and ideas, including a class set of advanced writing folders and a full color dual language class set of graphic organizers for planning essays using a train. NOTE: The lessons plans are being produced on a weekly basis, and will be sent every Sunday evening to the email address you provide.

This product is ONLY week one of month one for teachers who would only like to purchase specific lesson plans based on the individual needs of their students.

Month One Scope and Sequence


Week One: Expository- Understanding the Purpose, Prompt, & Prompt Page

Day One - Expository (TOP of page): Triple Play on the Letter P: Penmanship, Purpose & Prompt Connection

Day Two - Read Section: R before W - Reading before Writing: Reading Essays & Nonfiction/Expository Books

Day Three - Think Section: The Blah Blahs, Blah-Blings, Bling-Blahs & Bling Blings Of Brainstorming

Day Four - Write Section: Breaking Down the Prompt & T.I.E.ing the Topic, Idea, Explanation, & Ending Together

Day Five - Be sure to Section: One, Two, Three, Four, Gets a Good Score!

Spelling & Vocabulary Suggestions: Synonyms for “fun/good” Part One

Grammar/Conventions Connection:

Punctuation Rules Review- Periods, Exclamations, & Question Marks (The Red STOP Signs)

Week Two: Brainstorming Ideas and the C.I.S./Thesis Statements for Students with Limited Experiences

Importance of Teaching in Alphabetical Order:

1. Class, 2. Group, 3. Partner(s), & 4. SOLO

Day One - Responding to the Prompt:

Elementary: Write about your favorite way to spend time.

Secondary: Write about the importance of honesty.

Brainstorming as a Class - (The Home and School Connection)

Day Two - Brainstorming in Groups - Avengers Style

(The Stores & Restaurants Connection)

Day Three - Brainstorming with a Partner(s)

The Presidents & Snow White & Seven Dwarves Partnerships

Day Four - Brainstorming SOLO

Thinking Inside & Outside the Box for the Best Idea for Me

Day Five - Clear C.I.S./Thesis Statements that Respond to the Prompt and End with a Period

Spelling & Vocabulary Suggestions:

Synonyms for “fun/good” Part Two

Grammar/Conventions Connection:

Punctuation Rules Review - Commas, Apostrophes & Contractions

(The Yellow Caution-Slow Down Signs)

Week Three: W.W.W.E.E.E.E. W.W.E. for Expository A Simple yet Effective Way to Organize Expository

Day One: The Introduction Plan: The WOW and the What: (Attention Getters and CIS/Thesis Statements)

Day Two: The Transition Trains:

Moving Through the Essay using the human body and accessories

(The Necklace, Belt, Scarf, and Socks of Transitioning)

Day Three: The Body Plan Part One The Reason(s) Why :

Why # 1- Shirt, Why # 2 Pants, Why # 3 Jacket/Sweater

Day Four: The Body Plan Part Two: Example One and/or Example Two -

What do I Mean? Supporting the Why and the types of examples that can be used

Day Five: Explaining and Ending my Reasons & Essay using Information and Facts: (The six Ws plus One)

Spelling & Vocabulary Suggestions:

Synonyms for “happy” Part One

Grammar/Conventions Connection:

Punctuation Rules Review - The Opening & Closing Quotation Marks as Dimples and the Dialogue/Quote as your Mouth

Week Four: Strong Introductions

(Hats & Hair- Attention Getters/Hooks)

(Heads- Clear C.I.S./Thesis Statements)

Day One: Engaging the Reader by Hooking Him to your Idea, not Just the Topic

Day Two: W.O.W. #1 What Other Words?

How to use Synonyms in your C.I.S./Thesis Statements

Day Three: W.O.W. #2 What Other Way?

Around the Word in Eighty Ways - Starting with different Words and parts of speech without Repeating

Day Four: W.O.W. #3 What Original Way?

Starting the Essay with a Heart & Head Connection to Topic & Idea

Day Five: W.O.W. #4 Words Of Wisdom?

Using Quotes or Truisms That T.I.E. to Your Topic, Idea, & Explanation

Spelling & Vocabulary Suggestions: Synonyms for “happy” Part Two

Grammar/Conventions Connection:

Introductory Phrases using Commas -

“To Start with How, Why, Where, or When, You Have to Put a Comma, Then ______!”

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