Expository Writing

Introduction Expository writing is writing for real purposes and real audiences. These compositions must be expressive and descriptive while also being informative and instructive. Whether the paragraphs explain a simple procedure or ...

Author: Robert Summers

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909898

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Activities in this book include drills, lessons, clarification techniques, and research strategies; each with a computer connection component.

Expository Writing Grades 6 8 Meeting Writing Standards Series

Expository writing is the most common type of writing that students will be doing in high school and college. It is essentially writing that explains or analyzes a topic. (The word expository is from the word expose, which means “to ...

Author: Michael Levin

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Effective writing is based on skills that can be learned. This standards-based series provides lessons and activities to help students master a wide range of writing skills.

Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents

Table 3.11 predicted that difficulty of ninth - grade students of average reading and writing ability in their ... Difficulty Ratings : Anticipated Ability of Students to Comprehend Ideas and to Perform Expository Writing Tasks .

Author: Robert J. Kanellas

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761810552

Category: Education

Page: 141

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Although sentence-combining researchers acknowledge the importance of syntax-to-discourse transfer, their treatments have achieved it in varying degrees through unclear procedures. Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents suggests effective strategies for contextualizing learning in the English language arts, focusing on a novel method of syntax instruction called 'discourse-function sentence combining.' The language arts objectives are integrated with ninth grade biology materials.

Step By Step Strategies for Teaching Expository Writing

says , “ Thinking clearly is a conscious act that writers must force on themselves , as if they were working on any other project ... Consistency and assured experiences for all my students • Chances to analyze good expository writing ...

Author: Barbara Mariconda

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439260817

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Contains lessons and teaching strategies that help students bring organization, facts, and flair to their informational writing.

Expository Writing

Obviously, some expository writing would suffer from being filled with the power to rouse the reader. Much legal writing must be addressed to the intellect alone; often the entrance of stimulation, the rousing of the emotions, ...

Author: Mervin James Curl



Category: Self-Help

Page: 324

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Expository Writing It would not be rash to say that more expository thinking is done than any other kind of mental activity. The child who dismantles a clock to find its secret is doing expository thinking; the official, of however complicated a business, who ponders ways and means, is trying to satisfy his business curiosity; the artist who studies the effect of balance, of light and shade, of exclusion or inclusion, is thinking in exposition; politicians are ceaselessly active in explaining to themselves how they may, and to their constituents how they did. We cannot escape Exposition. The question then arises, since this form of writing is always with us how can we make it effective and enjoyable? All writing should be interesting; all really effective writing does interest. It may not be required that every reader be interested in every bit of writing—that would be too much to hope for in a world where sympathies are unfortunately so restricted. To peruse a directory of Bangkok, if one has no possible acquaintance in that city, might become tedious, though one might draw pleasure from the queer names and the suggestions of romance. But if one has a lost friend somewhere in New York, and hopes that the directory will achieve discovery, the bulky and endless volume immediately takes on the greatest interest. Lincoln, driven at length to write a recommendation for a book, to escape the importunities of an agent, wisely, whimsically, wrote, "This is just the right kind of book for any one who desires just this kind of book." Wide though his sympathies were, he recognized that not every one enjoys[Pg 3] everything. The problem of the writer of exposition is to make as wide an appeal as he can. Interest in reading is of two kinds: satisfaction and stimulation. And each of these may be either intellectual or emotional or both. The interest of satisfaction largely arises when the questions which the reader brings with him to his reading are answered. A reader who desires to know what is done with the by-products in a creamery, where the skim milk goes to, will be satisfied—and interested—when he learns the complete list of uses, among them the fact that skim milk is largely made into the white buttons that make our underclothing habitable. The reader who leaves an article about these by-products with the feeling that he has been only half told is sure to be dissatisfied, and therefore uninterested. In the same way, when a reader picks up an article or a book with the desire to be thrilled with romance or wonder, to be taken for the time away from the business of the world, to be wrenched with pity for suffering or with admiration for achievement—in other words, when a reader brings a hungry emotion to his reading—if he finds satisfaction, he is interested.

Expository Writing Exercises

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Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780787736002

Category: Education

Page: 10

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This collection of ready-to-use, reproducible pencil-to-paper worksheets are ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. Perfect for use at school or as homework, this packet contains several fun expository writing exercises that will give your students the extra practice they need.

Academic Vocabulary Level 4 Expository Writing

Expository Writing (page 76) . •. Show You Know About Expository Writing (page.77) 3 Use.the.Cloze Sentences.strategy.(page.14).to. help.reinforce.the.new.vocabulary.orally...The. following.are.some.suggested.cloze.sentences: •.

Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480760073


Page: 10

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This lesson integrates academic vocabulary instruction into content-area lessons. Two easy-to-implement strategies for teaching academic vocabulary are integrated within the step-by-step, standards-based writing lesson.

Acquisition of Expository Writing Skills

that she had seen growth in her students ' writing and reading . One of the most interesting comments she made was a casual remark that it was too bad she could not do the study over again now that she really understood what we were ...

Author: Taffy Raphael


ISBN: UIUC:30112106611566

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 40

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Writing Lesson Level 6 Organizing Thinking for Expository Writing

Organizing. Thinking. for. Expository. Writing. ProceduresNote:Thislesson. (adapted from Betsy Rupp Fulwiler 2007) can be revisited throughout the school year as students continue to work on expository writing.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480778351


Page: 7

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Teaching Expository Writing

Because writing is always a product of individuals in a particular setting at a particular time in the context of prevailing ... Somewhat to my surprise, not many books on the teaching of writing exist — that is, on expository writing.

Author: William F. Irmscher

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: UCSC:32106006032608

Category: Academic writing

Page: 192

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A guide for the teacher of writing provides a philosophical basis as well as practical advice on planning, teaching, and evaluating a course, including representative projects in several areas

Expository Essay Speedy Study Guides

Tips on Writing an Expository Essay The purpose of the expository essay is to explain a topic in a logical and straightforward manner. Without bells and whistles, expository essays present a fair and balanced analysis of a subject based ...

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781681856148

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 5

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When crafting an expository essay, you would probably spend more than the allotted time trying to pin down an idea to investigate. So this amazingly quick study guide aims to help you write an expository essay worthy of an A. In the next pages, you will learn about the variations of the genre as well as specific tips on how to write a good paper. Grab a copy today!

Enhancing Writing with Visuals Grades 6 8 Meeting Writing Standards Series

While narrative text is perhaps the most comfortable and familiar for student writers, expository text is the most commonly required type of writing in schools. In its simplest form, expository writing serves to explain.

Author: Dona Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Consists of activities that use visual enhancements as aids in developing writing skills of students.

Expository Writing

From setting the stage to engaging the classroom in understanding the writing process, this book covers what teachers need to know to instruct students in expository writing.

Author: Mary Helen Crane


ISBN: 0982833806

Category: Education

Page: 132

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From setting the stage to engaging the classroom in understanding the writing process, this book covers what teachers need to know to instruct students in expository writing. The book is ideal for teachers who are looking for an easy and logical way to teach expository writing in the elementary grades especially for at-risk students who have such limited background knowledge. Each lesson is designed to teach writing in executable steps that produce a high student success rate. Through the use of the direct instruction model, each leasson plan follows a five-step process: skill instroduction, modeling, guided practice, structured practice, and independent practice. Most of the lesson plans include examples to make teacher preparation as painless as possible. Following the 50 carefully designed and explicit lesson plans are a wealth of resources including a template for the Writer's Notebook, Night Writes journal entries, word of the day entries and expository writing prompts.

Roadmap to the AIMS High School Reading

In this lesson, you will learn how elements of expository writing can be analyzed to interpret texts. These elements or modes of expository writing include definition, narrative, chronological order, sequence-time order, logical order, ...

Author: Jennifer Humphries

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375765032

Category: Study Aids

Page: 245

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The Roadmap series has been proven to help students across the country excel on standardized tests—and now new editions are available for the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests. Not only will these guides teach students how to ace the exams, but they will also help them improve their math and reading skills so that they can earn higher grades in school. Each book contains two full-length practice tests, complete with comprehensive explanations for every solution. The lessons are structure like those on the actual AIMS exams—plus each book contains an additional 100 practice questions within the lessons.

Expository Writing

Writing 4 consists of 4 Worktexts and 4 Teacher's Notes- designed for writing practice with incremental teaching methods, basic grammar review pages and real-world themes.

Author: Emily Hutchinson

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781562547486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Writing 4 consists of 4 Worktexts and 4 Teacher's Notes- designed for writing practice with incremental teaching methods, basic grammar review pages and real-world themes.

Preludes to Insight

This book is a study of creative drive and creative cognition in the context of expository composing processes.

Author: Ronda Leathers Dively

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015064736484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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This book is a study of creative drive and creative cognition in the context of expository composing processes. Highlighting incubation (the second stage of the creative process) as a crucial but often misconstrued and/or neglected event in the quest for insight, the author explores the nature of this elusive phenomenon from various angles, while also forwarding an argument of special significance to teachers of writing. A pedagogy informed by incubation theory can uniquely and profoundly assist students in negotiating the complex demands of producing text that rises above what might be labeled ""perfunctory"" or ""mundane.

Expository Discourse in Children Adolescents and Adults

writing abilities. Some researchers have reported use of relatively sophisticated expository writing at earlier ages than others, with considerable use of hierar— chical text structure by third grade kLanger, 1985]] 1986]] Newkirk, ...

Author: Marilyn A. Nippold

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136951053

Category: Education

Page: 336

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School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse -- the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex topic through oral reports and essay examinations. Although many students are proficient with the expository genre, others struggle to meet these expectations. This book is designed to provide information on the use and understanding of expository discourse in school-age children, adolescents, and young adults. Recently, researchers from around the world have been investigating the development of this genre in typical students and in those with language disorders. Although many books have addressed the development of conversational and narrative discourse, by comparison, books devoted to the topic of expository discourse are sparse. This crossdisciplinary volume fills that gap in the literature and makes a unique contribution to the study of language development and disorders. It will be of interest to a range of professionals, including speech-language pathologists, teachers, linguists, and psychologists who are concerned with language development and disorders.

Writing That Makes Sense 2nd Edition

Define expository writing in your own terms and describe some examples. 2. What is the main purpose or goal of expository writing? 3. What do you think is the most challenging part of expository writing? Why is this the case? 4.

Author: David S. Hogsette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532650109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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The second edition of Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the fundamentals of the writing process and explores the basic steps of critical thinking. Drawing upon over twenty years of experience teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful academic writing in a variety of rhetorical modes. New in the second edition: -Expanded discussion of how to write effective thesis statements for informative, persuasive, evaluative, and synthesis essays, including helpful thesis statement templates. -Extensive templates introducing students to conventions of academic discourse, including integrating outside sources, interacting with other writers' ideas, and dialoguing with multiple perspectives. -Examples of academic writing from different disciplines illustrating essay titles, abstracts, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and voice. -Expanded discussion of voice in academic writing, including an exploration of active and passive voice constructions in different disciplines and tips on how to edit for clarity. -A new chapter on writing in the disciplines. -Updated sample student papers. -New readings with examples of opposing views and multiple perspectives.


These articles are written for non - science readers . WRITING ASSIGNMENT : Writing about a Favorite Activity or Hobby In this chapter , you will first study expository writing and then work through the stages of the writing process to ...

Author: Linda Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521657822

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 100

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This book bridges the gap between writing paragraphs and writing essays. The second edition of the Student's Book updates the readings written by a wide range of culturally diverse international authors - and adds news supplemental reading lists to most chapters. To move students more quickly into essay writing, the second edition reduces the number of paragraph writing assignments. The book focuses on a single theme per chapter and integrates the reading grammar, and editing activities. It includes assignment-specific peer-response sheets, guides students through peer-response activities, and addresses grammar points in the editing checklist.