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Expository Writing Lesson 1
Step 1: Read the prompt carefully           before you begin.• Writing Situation: If you could change one thing to  make t...
Step 2: State the purpose.Think about what one thing you would change to make the world a better place.
Step 3: Prepare the graphic              organizer.Now fold your paper into 4 squares.
Step 4: Complete the graphic            organizer.Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a...
Example: oneComplete theone There    Write 3:     Step           Write graphic                    Example:Everyone would  ...
Write 3 details. Example:graphic        Step 3: Complete the3 details.Example: Everyone                 Write       There ...
People who 3: Complete the      Step performExample: Everyone                        graphicwould be more thoughtfulRandom...
People who 3: Complete the graphic       Step performExample: Everyone             Example: There wouldwould be more thoug...
People who 3: Completeathe graphic it       Step performExample: Everyone             Example: There would                ...
People who 3: Completeathe graphic it       Step performExample: Everyone             Example: There would                ...
People who 3: Completeathe graphic it       Step performExample: Everyone             Example: There would                ...
Step 5: Add transitions.For example,                                                               Moreover,     Example: ...
Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.For example,                                                              ...
Step 6: From the graphic     organizer to the paper.• The                  If I could change                 one thing in ...
Step 6: From the graphic     organizer to the paper.                        Do unto others as you• Begin the     HOOK     ...
Step 6: From the graphicFor example,              organizer to the paper.                         Moreover,     Example: E...
Step 6: From the graphic       organizer to the paper.                        For example, everyone                 would ...
Step 6: From the graphicFor example,              organizer to the paper.                         Moreover,     Example: E...
Step 6: From the graphic       organizer to the paper.                       Moreover, There would                 be fewe...
Step 5: Add transitions.For example,                                                               Moreover,     Example: ...
Step 6: From the graphic       organizer to the paper.                       In the same way, those                 who fo...
Step 5: Add transitions.For example,                                                               Moreover,     Example: ...
Step 6: From the graphic      organizer to the paper.                      For these reasons, if I               could cha...
Step 7: Vocabulary    Review your paragraphs.    Can you add adjectives    (describing words)    and interesting adverbs  ...
Step 7: VocabularyBEFORE:We would value life.        AFTER:        We would truly value one        of our most precious   ...
Step 7: Vocabulary        Remember: The more        sophisticated        vocabulary you use…        the higher your score....
Step 8: Visual Expression          Use metaphors and          similes to give your          essay more visual          exp...
Step 9: Reread Your WorkReread your work to make sure you have: Stated the topic Given your reasons in the introductory pa...
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  1. 1. Expository Writing Lesson 1
  2. 2. Step 1: Read the prompt carefully before you begin.• Writing Situation: If you could change one thing to make the world a better place what would it be?• Think about things you would change. Think about reasons you would change them. Choose one thing to change and tell your reader several reasons why it is the most important thing to change in order to make the world a better place.• Directions for Writing: Now write an essay about the one thing you would change. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make
  3. 3. Step 2: State the purpose.Think about what one thing you would change to make the world a better place.
  4. 4. Step 3: Prepare the graphic organizer.Now fold your paper into 4 squares.
  5. 5. Step 4: Complete the graphic organizer.Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a sentence to convey your stand.
  6. 6. Example: oneComplete theone There Write 3: Step Write graphic Example:Everyone would reason. organizer. be fewer would reason.be more wars.thoughtful toothers. If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule. If I could change one thing inExample: Life Write onewould have more Summarize the world, I would make reason. everyone follow the goldenmeaning. your 3 rule. Everyone would be thoughtful to others. There reasons. would be less strife. Everyone’s life would have more meaning.
  7. 7. Write 3 details. Example:graphic Step 3: Complete the3 details.Example: Everyone Write There wouldwould be more thoughtful be fewer wars.to others. organizer. •Caring•Kindness •Value life•Shift in priorities •Talk things out•Enjoy each other If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule. Example: Life would If I could change one thing in Write 3 details. Summarize the world, I would make have more meaning. everyone follow the golden •Enjoy every moment your 3 rule. Everyone would be thoughtful to others. There •Not live in fear reasons. would be less strife. Everyone’s life would have •No class structure more meaning.
  8. 8. People who 3: Complete the Step performExample: Everyone graphicwould be more thoughtfulRandom Acts of organizer.to others. generallyKindness•Kindness doing a kind ELABORATEagree thatdeed in priorities•Shift for someone elsemakes them "feel•Enjoy each othergood." If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule.
  9. 9. People who 3: Complete the graphic Step performExample: Everyone Example: There wouldwould be more thoughtful be fewer wars.Random Acts of organizer.to others. generallyKindness •Caringagree that doing a kind ••Kindness Value lifedeed in priorities•Shift for someone else ELABORATEmakes them "feel •Talk things out•Enjoy each othergood." If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule.
  10. 10. People who 3: Completeathe graphic it Step performExample: Everyone Example: There would In recent studywould be more thoughtful be fewer wars.Random Acts of organizer.found that wasto others. generallyKindness children •Caring feel safeagree that doing a kind and accepted when•Kindness •Value lifedeed in priorities•Shift for someone else they can talk thingsmakes them "feel •Talk things out•Enjoy each other out.good." If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule.
  11. 11. People who 3: Completeathe graphic it Step performExample: Everyone Example: There would In recent studywould be more thoughtful be fewer wars.Random Acts of organizer.found that wasto others. generallyKindness children •Caring feel safeagree that doing a kind and accepted when•Kindness •Value lifedeed in priorities•Shift for someone else they can talk thingsmakes them "feel •Talk things out•Enjoy each other out.good." If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule. Example: Life would have more meaning. •Enjoy every moment •Not live in fear •No class structure ELABORATE
  12. 12. People who 3: Completeathe graphic it Step performExample: Everyone Example: There would In recent studywould be more thoughtful be fewer wars.Random Acts of organizer.found that wasto others. generallyKindness children •Caring feel safeagree that doing a kind and accepted when•Kindness •Value lifedeed in priorities•Shift for someone else they can talk thingsmakes them "feel •Talk things out•Enjoy each other out.good." If I could change one thing in the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule. Example: Life would There would be less If I could change one thing in have more meaning. the world, I would make importance on what everyone follow the golden everyone had and •Enjoy every moment rule. Everyone would be whether they were thoughtful to others. There •Not live in fear middle upper, lower, or would be less strife. class. Everyone’s life would have •No class structure
  13. 13. Step 5: Add transitions.For example, Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring A list of •Kindness People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a •Value life transition •Talk things out kind deed for someone else makes them "feel good." In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted words is •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. online! •Enjoy each otherIn the same If I could change one thing in For these the world, I would make way, everyone follow the golden reasons, rule. Example: Life would have If I could change one more meaning. thing in the world, I would make everyone •Enjoy every moment follow the “golden rule.” •Not live in fear Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  14. 14. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.For example, Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring •Kindness •Value life People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a kind deed for someone else makes •Talk things out them "feel good." Each In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. •Enjoy each other If I could change one thing in For these square willIn the same way, the world, I would make everyone follow the golden rule. reasons, become a Example: Life would have more meaning. If I could change one thing in the world, I paragraph. would make everyone •Enjoy every moment follow the golden rule. •Not live in fear Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  15. 15. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.• The If I could change one thing in the world, I introductory would make everyone paragraph follow the golden rule. Everyone would be (the center more thoughtful. There box) sums would be fewer wars. up each Life would have more meaning. reason.
  16. 16. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Do unto others as you• Begin the HOOK would have them do unto introductory you. Do you remember the golden rule? If I could paragraph change one thing in the with a hook. world, I would make everyone follow the golden Samples of rule. Everyone would be hooks can more thoughtful. There would be fewer wars. Life be found would have more meaning. online.
  17. 17. Step 6: From the graphicFor example, organizer to the paper. Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring •Kindness •Value life People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a kind deed for someone else makes them "feel good." •Talk things out Next Paragraph In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. •Enjoy each otherIn the same If I could change one thing in For these the world, I would make way, everyone follow the golden reasons, rule. Example: Life would have If I could change one more meaning. thing in the world, I would make everyone •Enjoy every moment follow the golden rule. •Not live in fear Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  18. 18. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For example, everyone would be more thoughtful toNext Paragraph others. The world would be filled with kindness. People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a kind deed for someone else makes them "feel good." We would see a shift in priorities. People could actually begin to enjoy each other.
  19. 19. Step 6: From the graphicFor example, organizer to the paper. Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring •Kindness People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a •Value life Next Paragraph kind deed for someone else makes •Talk things out them "feel good." In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. •Enjoy each otherIn the same If I could change one thing in For these the world, I would make way, everyone follow the golden reasons, rule. Example: Life would have If I could change one more meaning. thing in the world, I would make everyone •Enjoy every moment follow the golden rule. •Not live in fear Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  20. 20. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Moreover, There would be fewer wars. People wouldNext Paragraph be more caring. We would value life. People would understand the importance of talking things out. In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted when they can talk things out.
  21. 21. Step 5: Add transitions.For example, Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring •Kindness •Value life People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a kind deed for someone else makes •Talk things out them "feel good." In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. •Enjoy each otherIn the same If I could change one thing in For these the world, I would make way, everyone follow the golden reasons, rule. Example: Life would have If I could change one more meaning. thing in the world, I •Enjoy every moment •Not live in fear Next Paragraph would make everyone follow the golden rule. Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  22. 22. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. In the same way, those who follow the golden ruleNext Paragraph would find that life would have more meaning. We could really enjoy every moment. There would be no reason to live in fear. The focus on class structure would fade. There would be less importance on what everyone had and whether they were upper, lower, or middle class.
  23. 23. Step 5: Add transitions.For example, Moreover, Example: Everyone Example: There would would be more be fewer wars. thoughtful to others. •Caring •Kindness •Value life People who perform Random Acts of Kindness generally agree that doing a kind deed for someone else makes •Talk things out them "feel good." In a recent study it was found that children feel safe and accepted •Shift in priorities when they can talk things out. •Enjoy each otherIn the same If I could change one thing in For these the world, I would make way, everyone follow the golden reasons, rule. Example: Life would have If I could change one more meaning. thing in the world, I would make everyone •Enjoy every moment follow the golden rule. Summary Paragraph •Not live in fear Everyone would be thoughtful to others. •No class structure There would be less There would be less importance on what strife. Everyone’s life everyone had and whether they were upper, would have more lower, or middle class. meaning.
  24. 24. Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. For these reasons, if I could change one thing in the Summary world, I would make everyone Paragraph follow the golden rule. Everyone would be thoughtful to others. There would be less strife. Everyone’s life would have more meaning. Do unto others as you would have themEnding PUNCH do unto you. Make the world a better place!
  25. 25. Step 7: Vocabulary Review your paragraphs. Can you add adjectives (describing words) and interesting adverbs (describing action words)?ADJECTIVES ADVERBS
  26. 26. Step 7: VocabularyBEFORE:We would value life. AFTER: We would truly value one of our most precious commodities, life.
  27. 27. Step 7: Vocabulary Remember: The more sophisticated vocabulary you use… the higher your score. bad dreadful
  28. 28. Step 8: Visual Expression Use metaphors and similes to give your essay more visual expression. We could really Every moment enjoy every would be as moment. precious as gold.
  29. 29. Step 9: Reread Your WorkReread your work to make sure you have: Stated the topic Given your reasons in the introductory paragraph Have paragraphs that support each reason Elaborate on a reason in each paragraph Have a summary paragraph that restates yourreasons Begin each paragraph with a transition word Include adjectives, adverbs, similes, andmetaphors

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