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265 resources with the keyterm Expository Writing

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Vivid Verbs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Spice up your writing! Your amateur writers will benefit from concentrating on understanding and improving verb use in writing. An introductory activity addresses weak verbs. A second exercise helps them see the importance of strong...
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Further Improvements of Writing Skills

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
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Lesson: After Nature: Dystopia and Detournement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Werner Herzog's film, Lessons of Darkness is the topic of this lesson on art, politics, and culture. Learners discuss the concepts of utopia, dystopia, detournment, and Scorched Earth then compose a paper which describes dystopian reality.
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #3

For Students 9th - 12th
Developing nations tend to deal with economic issues differently than developed nations. Learners explore modern economic issues such as the Latin American economy, cash-crop economy, and industrial economy by responding to three...
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Writing Exercises: Change in Latin America, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
The effects of changes in Latin American government is the topic of this writing exercise. Challenge your class to read and respond to three prompts where they describe the Sandinistas of Nicaragua, Latin American immigration into the...
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Writing Exercises: Post-Independence Latin America

For Students 9th - 11th
Can your class describe the roles Porfirio Diaz, Benito Juarez, Pancho Villa, and Emiliano Zapata played in the Mexican Revolution? Can they explain why many Latin American economies are dependent on single cash crops? If they can then...
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Writing Exercises: Economic and Social Revolutions IV

For Students 9th - 11th
Any revolution is going to impact both society and economy. The class works to grasp the effect of industrialization on the environment, government, and politics. They respond to three critical thinking questions which require them to...
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Writing Exercises: Russian Revolution, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
Why did communism develop in an unindustrialized Russia? What human rights were violated under Joseph Stalin? And, how did the Soviet Union become industrialized? These are the writing prompts your class will work to answer with complete...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
Has your class just finished reading about WWII and you need a way to let them show what they know? Hand them this three-question writing prompt. They'll need to describe the role Winston Churchill played in the war, the Rape of Nanking,...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #1

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore modern economic issues occurring after WWII. The class responds to three short-answer questions regarding post colonialism, changes to the global economy after 1945, and the ties that bind many nations to the colonial countries...
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Writing Exercises: Science and Technology I

For Students 9th - 11th
Tackle the topic of scientific and technological change. Here are three short-answer questions for your class to respond to. They'll discuss the Cold War race for nuclear supremacy between the US and the USSR, the relationship between...
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Writing Exercises: Patterns of Change, #3

For Students 9th - 11th
Change is an inevitable factor of all existence and your class has the task of looking at three different patterns of change that affect our modern world. Question one focuses on advancements that have prolonged the average life...
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Writing Exercises: Patterns of Change, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
What kinds of changes have marked the 20th century? Kids consider three patterns of change, including modernization, urbanization, women's rights and status, and democracy in Latin America. 
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
Changes aren't always as easy as they seem, sometimes the require a revolution. Kids examine the role women play in modern China, compare and contrast the Chinese and American views of liberation, and describe Mao Zedong's role in the...
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Writing Exercises: The Environment and Sustainability

For Students 10th - 12th
Sometimes it's good to challenge our kids with thought-provoking topics. They'll have to think hard and use what they know to answer these essay questions. They'll discuss how and why developed nations put a strain on the world's...
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #3

For Students 10th - 11th
Learners will explore the collapse of European imperialism. They'll response to three critical thinking questions in essay form. Topics include Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, South African apartheid, and the role Nelson Mandela,...
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Writing Exercises: Modern Economic Issues, #2

For Students 9th - 10th
Modern day economics is definitely a hot topic. Critical thinkers answer three questions regarding the economic gap and turn around in today's global economy. They'll use the five W's to determine the meaning of globalization, Korea's...
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Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America

For Students 9th - 11th
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and...
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
Young historians will consider the causes that led to the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union as well as the impact Lech Walesa had on Poland. They compose three responses in short essay format.
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Writing Exercises: Science and Technology II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
All revolutions in science and technology have both pros and cons. Kids examine the advent of the green revolution, nuclear growth, use, and the countries that are considered nuclear powers. They'll construct three responses to each of...
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Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
There are many reasons why the Second World War began, factors that your class will consider as they respond to each of these excellent questions. They'll discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, describe the fascist rule...
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Writing Exercises: Change in Latin America, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
Political change in Latin America is the topic of these writing prompts. Critical thinkers will use what they know about Latin American history and politics. They'll respond to three prompts focused on the role of Juan and Eva Peron in...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #2

For Students 7th - 8th
Comprehending the role of key players and events of WWII is a task all learners must undertake. Here, they respond to three critical thinking questions regarding the roles Roosevelt and Stalin played during the war as well as Germany's...
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Writing Exercises: World War I, #3

For Students 8th - 10th
What does your class know about WWI? They can share their knowledge by responding to three short-answer questions. They'll discuss human rights issues during WWI, the role of imperialism, and causes of the war from the perspective of the...