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    iWrite Expository Mini Lesson iWrite Expository Mini Lesson Presentation Transcript

    • Expository Text Got Structure? Copying permitted
    • Do you remember learning the five W’s? Copying permitted AKA—The Reporter’s Formula
    • The Reporter’s Formula
      • Good reporters ask questions.
      • Good writers anticipate and answer the readers’ questions.
      • Expository texts answers the five W’s.
      Copying permitted
    • The Reporter’s Formula (Five W’s)
        • Who?
        • What?
        • When?
        • Where?
        • Why?
      Copying permitted
    • Big Dig Tunnel Trouble Continues
      • Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts ordered the closure of the eastbound lanes of the Ted Williams tunnel on Thursday after inspections revealed that ceiling bolts designed to hold the 12-ton cement ceiling tiles had slipped.
      Copying permitted
    • Who?
      • Governor Mitt Romney
      Copying permitted
    • What?
      • ordered the closure of the eastbound lanes
      Copying permitted
    • When?
      • Thursday
      Copying permitted
    • Where?
      • The eastbound lanes of the Ted Williams tunnel
      Copying permitted
    • Why?
      • inspections revealed that ceiling bolts designed to hold the 12-ton cement ceiling tiles had slipped.
      Copying permitted
      • Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
      • ordered the closure of the eastbound
      • lanes of the Ted Williams tunnel on
      • Thursday after inspections revealed that
      • ceiling bolts designed to hold the 12-ton
      • cement ceiling tiles had slipped .
      Copying permitted Who? What? Where? When? Why?
    • Invitation to Read an Article, Searching Out the Answers to the Five W’s
      • Find an article from the newspaper.
      • Write the answer to each of the five W’s.
      • Ask yourself if all the information is there?
      • Talk with a partner about their article and see if you notice any other similarities or differences in each other’s expository texts.
      Copying permitted
    • Invitation to Write Using the Reporter’s Formula
      • Think about an event that has happened to you or that you have observed in the last few weeks?
      • Prewrite by answering the five W’s.
      • Write an article about it, imitating newspaper style.
      • Share your report with a partner and have them answer the five W’s with your article.
      Copying permitted