Expository Writing Teacher Resources
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How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
3rd - 8th
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion...
Working in your Cubicle: Critical Thinking and Writing
7th - 8th
Explore informative and explanatory writing with this lesson. Using a cube labeled with directives to describe, analyze, compare, associate, apply, and argue the topic, middle schoolers work individually or in groups to answer questions....
Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #1
9th - 11th
WWII led to a collapse in colonial empires Europe had created prior to the turn of the century. Budding historians examine the fall of Imperialism through expository writing. They compose three responses that discuss the role of the...
Writing a Draft in Response to a Prompt
6 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
The heart of an essay lies in the details that support the points you've made. In this lesson, the sixth of a seven part series on writing from a prompt, learners gain tools to add supporting details in the form of short narratives and a...
Compare US Cities for Compare/Contrast Expository Writing
4th - 6th
Elementary schoolers explore US geography by comparing pictures from the early 20th century. They complete a worksheet based on their observations and use their discoveries to write a paper. Pictures are available to show or print for...
Reading and Understanding a Writing Prompt
3 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
How do you figure out what a writing prompt is asking? That's the focus of the first in a series of seven lessons on narrative writing. Learners walk through dissecting a prompt's key words, determining whether to write a narrative or an...
W.11-12.2 Expository Writing: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The common core standard W.11-12.2 is the focus of a collection that includes lesson plans, unit plans, worksheets, and webpages designed to help your writers craft informative/explanatory essays that clearly and accurately express their ideas.