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  • Expository Writing For the purpose of: Classifying, Explaining, and Informing by Mr. Masenhimer Mountain View Middle School
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Think of two topics that you know about
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Think of two topics that you know about
    • They need to be topics that can be broken down into categories
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Think of two topics that you know about
    • They need to be topics that can be broken down into categories
    • Then, jot down three main categories that can be found in each
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Think of two topics that you know about
    • They need to be topics that can be broken down into categories
    • Then, jot down three main categories that can be found in each
    • A. The history of Armor
      • a. chain mail
      • b. steel suits
      • c. plastics and man-made fabrics
    • B. Planets
      • a. Terrestrials
      • b. Planetoids
      • c. Gas Giants
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Test both of your topics
      • Too broad: Topics that are too broad have too many categories that you could possibly cover them all in one essay (animals, sports, etc.)
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Test both of your topics
      • Too broad: Topics that are too broad have too many categories that you could possibly cover them all in one essay (animals, sports, etc.)
      • Too Narrow: Topics that can’t easily be broken down into categories (octopus ink).
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Test both of your topics
      • Too broad: Topics that are too broad have too many categories that you could possibly cover them all in one essay (animals, sports, etc.)
      • Too Narrow: Topics that can’t easily be broken down into categories (octopus ink).
      • Just right: “Animal defenses” could include three or four natural methods that animals use to protect themselves.
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Choose your topic, or get a new one!
  • Selecting a Topic
    • Choose your topic, or get a new one!
    • Ex: I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
      • B. steel suits
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
  • Write a Thesis Statement
      • Remember, a thesis statement is your topic and the categories
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
      • B. steel suits
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
  • Write a Thesis Statement
      • Remember, a thesis statement is your topic and the categories
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
      • B. steel suits
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
      • Ex: From chain mail to steel suits to Kevlar vests, armor has protected people for centuries.”
  • Writing Topic Sentences for All Paragraphs
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
      • B. steel suits
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
  • Writing Topic Sentences for All Paragraphs
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
      • B. steel suits
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
  • Writing Topic Sentences for All Paragraphs
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
      • B. steel suits
        • The next step of armor, the steel suits worn by knights in the 1400s, was a step up from chain mail.
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
  • Writing Topic Sentences for All Paragraphs
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
      • B. steel suits
        • The next step of armor, the steel suits worn by knights in the 1400s, was a step up from chain mail.
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
        • Today, the newest armor is made of plastic and man-made fabrics.
  • Brainstorm
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
        • Example
        • Example
      • B. steel suits
        • The next step of armor, the steel suits worn by knights in the 1400s, was a step up from chain mail.
        • Example
        • Example
      • C. plastics and man-made fabrics
        • Today, the newest armor is made of plastic and man-made fabrics.
        • Example
        • Example
  • Brainstorm
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
        • Chain mail was made of thousands of little metal rings hooked together.
  • Brainstorm
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
        • Chain mail was made of thousands of little metal rings hooked together.
        • The thin rings formed a kind of metal cloth that could be draped around a soldier’s body.
  • Brainstorm
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
        • Chain mail was made of thousands of little metal rings hooked together.
        • The thin rings formed a kind of metal cloth that could be draped around a soldier’s body.
        • It was lighter than a metal plate and could cover large areas of a soldier’s body.
  • Brainstorm
    • I. The history of Armor
      • A. chain mail
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail.
        • Chain mail was made of thousands of little metal rings hooked together.
        • The thin rings formed a kind of metal cloth that could be draped around a soldier’s body.
        • It was lighter than a metal plate and could cover large areas of a soldier’s body.
        • However, chain mail was not perfect because it did very little to stop the impact of a blow from a sword.
  • Writing An Introduction
    • In the introduction, you must provide interesting background information with a thesis statement.
  • Writing An Introduction
    • In the introduction, you must provide interesting background information with a thesis statement.
    • Ex: The history of the armor has fascinated me ever since my uncle, who is a security guard, had his life saved by a bullet proof vest. While armor was used back in ancient times, the materials used to make it have changed a great deal over the centuries. From chain mail to steel suits to Kevlar vests, armor has protected people for centuries.
  • Combine Brainstorming Into Paragraphs with Topic Sentence in the Beginning
        • Even though armor has been around for more than 2,500 years, the first important change in armor took place around 1000 C.E. when soldiers began wearing chain mail. Chain mail was made of thousands of little metal rings hooked together. The thin rings formed a kind of metal cloth that could be draped around a soldier’s body. It was lighter than a metal plate and could cover large areas of a soldier’s body. However, chain mail was not perfect because it did very little to stop the impact of a blow from a sword. The chain mail wearer still could be injured or killed.
  • Writing A Conclusion
    • Your final paragraph needs to:
      • Summarize all your main points
  • Writing A Conclusion
    • Your final paragraph needs to:
      • Summarize all your main points
      • Emphasize the special importance of the overall topic
  • Writing A Conclusion
    • Your final paragraph needs to:
      • Summarize all your main points
      • Emphasize the special importance of the overall topic
      • Restate your focus
  • Writing A Conclusion
    • Your final paragraph needs to:
      • Summarize all your main points
      • Emphasize the special importance of the overall topic
      • Restate your focus
    • Ex: People have always needed to protect themselves in battle, and through the years, they found newer and better ways to do it. Types of protection have evolved from chain mail and metal suits to man-made materials. Battle armor will continue to evolve as long as it is needed. Science fiction suggests that someday we may be protected by invisible force fields. In the meantime, people like my uncle will continue to rely on the latest forms of armor.
  • Steps To Writing An Expository Essay
    • Select a Topic
    • Write a Thesis Statement
    • Write Topic Sentences for All Paragraphs
    • Brainstorm Details
    • Write An Introduction
    • Combine Brainstorming
    • Write Rough Draft
    • Write Conclusion
  • Reference
    • Kemper, Sebranek, and Verne Meyer. Write Source. Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.