Demonstrates how different hooks or attention grabbers can combine with a thesis statement to create the foundation of an introductory paragraph.
Color coded to show how the hooks and thesis go together.
This is something I created after breaking down the TEA rubic for the 7th grade writing STAAR essay. It gives an outline of each paragraph along with sample transition words and possible sentence starters. Yet it is open enough to not sound
Breaks down and color codes the individual parts that make up a developed expository essay. This poster allows students to see how the various aspects of an essay interact.
Works well as an individual reference sheet or large poster.
A handy resource of HELPS examples that students can use in their expository essays.
The packet comes with one page for each letter of the HELPS strategy and sample examples. Blank spaces are provided for students to fill in with their own
This is a simplified version of my Expository Essay Outline designed to differentiate for students who are still struggling with English. It can be used to successfully complete a basic expository essay. I have been trying it out with my students
This handout helps students create a word bank of synonyms to replace commonly used words.
Typically, I have a problem trying to get my students to elevate their vocabulary and avoid repetition in their essays. The first handout is pre-filled with
Based off of my original Expository Essay outline, this is a simplified checklist that I have each of my students staple to their essays as they turn them in. They know that every box must be checked off for their essay to be considered complete.
This a rubric I created after analyzing how the state of Texas scores 7th grade expository essays. It is a simplified format that makes scoring essays easy. I left it in a docx file to allow for any edits.