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Middle School Expository Writing

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Before beginn ing the lesson, teachers may need to review expository writing. Some students may not be clear what this type of writing encompasses, which is informing, explaining, clarifying, defining an/or instructing.

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On these cards, types and samples of different types of expository writing will be written, such as 'newspaper,' 'text book', and 'Jim was late for school, so he asked his dad to give him a ride.' Also, label chart paper for each type of expository writing and hang these charts around the classroom. Using a chunking method, including a step between brainstorming and writing called Piling, students are able to build up to writing Expository Essays. Students in Karrie Fansler's 7th grade English Language Arts class learn a thematic piling method to help them in the writing process.

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Review the purpose of expository writing with the students. (to explain) Remind students that expository writing is the most used type or writing by authors (especially in everyday life) Activities and Procedure: Have the students take notes while you teach a step-by-step plan of how to write a good expository writing piece. Explain Yourself! An Expository Writing UbD for High School Stage 1 – Desired Results Transfer Students will independently use their learning to.