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Writing An Expository Paragraph


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Writing An Expository Paragraph

  1. 1. WRITING AN EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPH <ul><li>Begin with a topic: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Peeves </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul>
  2. 2. Narrow the Topic <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Good vs bad </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths vs weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to write </li></ul><ul><li>frustrations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Select Your Fav and Narrow Again <ul><li>Types of Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Expository </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul>
  4. 4. Narrow One Last Time… <ul><li>Expository Writing </li></ul><ul><li>What is it </li></ul><ul><li>How to do it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Write Topic Sentence <ul><li>ONE MAIN IDEA WRITTEN IN A COMPLETE SENTENCE: </li></ul><ul><li>Expository writing explains, defines or informs. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Add Supporting Details <ul><li>Explain causes and effects, similarities and differences, symptoms, strengths, reasons, etc. (Examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how to do something or how something works (Examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Define a concept by parts, kinds or types (Examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Tell what, when, how and/or why something happened (Examples) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clincher [Last sentence] <ul><li>Restate the main idea… </li></ul><ul><li>Any kind of text that explains, defines or informs is expository. </li></ul>
  8. 8. YOUR TURN… <ul><li>TOPIC: SCHOOL </li></ul><ul><li>NARROW TOPIC </li></ul><ul><li>PICK YOUR FAV & NARROW AGAIN </li></ul><ul><li>NARROW ONE LAST TIME </li></ul><ul><li>TOPIC SENTENCE </li></ul><ul><li>DETAILS </li></ul><ul><li>CLINCHER </li></ul>