Romeo & Juliet <ul><li>Expository Essay </li></ul>
What is an EXPOSITORY ESSAY? <ul><li>Expository essays are simply essays that  explain something with facts, as opposed to...
In this essay you will: <ul><li>Explain which character(s) you believe are most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Julie...
Your essay will consist of: <ul><li>A THESIS STATEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Several paragraphs  </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sen...
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN.
What is a  THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>A sentence that tells what you will prove in your essay </li></ul><ul><li>It also tel...
What is a  THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>It’s like a topic sentence for the whole essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Just as the topic s...
What is a  THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In William Shakespeare’s  Romeo and Juliet , (1)...
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  1. 1. Romeo & Juliet <ul><li>Expository Essay </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is an EXPOSITORY ESSAY? <ul><li>Expository essays are simply essays that explain something with facts, as opposed to opinion . </li></ul>
  3. 3. In this essay you will: <ul><li>Explain which character(s) you believe are most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet… </li></ul><ul><li>BASED ON TEXT EVIDENCE THAT YOU QUOTE FROM THE PLAY. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your essay will consist of: <ul><li>A THESIS STATEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Several paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence for each paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence (in each paragraph) that proves your topic sentence. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LET’S BREAK IT DOWN.
  6. 6. What is a THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>A sentence that tells what you will prove in your essay </li></ul><ul><li>It also tells what your main points will be. </li></ul><ul><li>(I.e., It’s like a topic sentence for the whole essay.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>It’s like a topic sentence for the whole essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Just as the topic sentence tells readers what will be discussed in a particular paragraph, the thesis statement alerts readers as to what to expect from the rest of the essay. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is a THESIS STATEMENT? <ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet , (1) ________________________________, (2) _____________________________, and (3) ________________________________ contribute to the deaths of the two young lovers.” </li></ul></ul>

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