Fact or Fiction--What Is Expository Writing?
This is the first lesson in a unit on expository writing called Info Expo. Students take a pre-test, compare and contrast various forms of writing with a Venn diagram, and explore the various formats for expository writing. Information Sensation!
This is the second lesson in a unit on expository writing. Students are brought up to speed on narrowing the topic, conducting research, and creating source cards. Students practice recording bibliographic information in a research scavenger hunt. Information Shuffle
This is the fifth lesson in an expository writing unit. Students are set loose to explore, examine, and evaluate information for a research topic. Ultimately, students shuffle and physically sort their note cards into an organizational pattern for writing. No Plagiarism, Please!
This is the third lesson in a unit on expository writing. Instruction provides boundaries for taking notes by differentiating between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing. Students practice writing note cards. Those Baffling Bibliographies!
This is the fourth lesson in a unit on expository writing. Instruction guides students in using source cards to create a Works Cited list for a report. Collaborative Compositions
This is the final lesson in an expository writing unit. Students are set loose to develop, draft, and elucidate information for a research topic. Students work collaboratively to write a paper as practice for the final task of writing their own papers.
Students organize and group related ideas.Prewriting Trail Tactics
Students compare primary and secondary sources.
If You've Seen one Source, You've Seen Them All, Right?
Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
Students develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads.
Students choose an appropriate format for writing.
Which Writing Is Right?
Students practice paraphrasing in this interactive Student Web Lesson.
Students use notecards to collect information.
Students develop a sense of ending by using closure and thought-provoking statements.