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Writing Prompt Pack, Expository Analytic Summary Essay: Dangers of Zoos

Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PPTX
15 pages
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This is writing prompt pack can be used to teach students to breakdown nonfiction or informational texts in order to successfully summarize and analyze a central idea or author's point of view or perspective and how it is developed. The strategy provided here is delineated in three easy steps, which you can use to differentiate for various levels of students. Additionally, students will be exploring the dangers of zoos, a very interesting topic.


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- Graphic organizers

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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