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Writing Expository Essays--A Unit of Study

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The intention of this study in Expository Writing is to introduce students to the idea of writing essays to grow their ideas. This is not intended to teach students the 5-paragraph essay formula. This is about students exploring and growing their big ideas and developing their written communication. This unit of study is designed for about 3-4 weeks.

Key Teaching Points:

• Reframing Narrative ideas into Expository ideas

• Generating ideas for writing an essay—exploring the world around us

• Generating ideas for writing an essay—Issues that matter to me

• Writing to grow my idea

• Using Mentor texts for expository

• Crafting a thesis statement

• Building the structure for the essay

• Developing our essay ideas

• Looking to other sources for elaboration

• Using parallel list to elaborate a point in a short, concise way

• Crafting a lead

• Crafting a conclusion

• Editing—Express Lane Edit

• Publishing

• Celebration

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Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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