I would use these writing prompts to have students practice expository writing. I would write at the top of the sheet "Write to explain..." and let the students choose their writing prompt.

I would use these writing prompts to have students practice expository writing. I would write at the top of the sheet "Write to explain..." and let the students choose their writing prompt.

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Expository Prompts~  This resource has great prompts for elementary and middle school age students.  It also provides a good overview of expository writing!

Expository Prompts~ This resource has great prompts for elementary and middle school age students. It also provides a good overview of expository writing!

This product includes an Expository Graphic Organizer for planning a five-paragraph essay as well as a guide to brainstorming an essay. These materials are ideal for students beginning the process of expository writing. The graphic organizer breaks the planning process down into an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

This product includes an Expository Graphic Organizer for planning a five-paragraph essay as well as a guide to brainstorming an essay. These materials are ideal for students beginning the process of expository writing. The graphic organizer breaks the planning process down into an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Students can sequence events as they write directions on how to do a variety of tasks. Check out the variety of "how to" writing prompts. Students will love to share what they know about a variety of tasks they can do all by themselves.

How To Writing Prompts using First, Next, Then & Last-Procedural Writing

Students can sequence events as they write directions on how to do a variety of tasks. Check out the variety of "how to" writing prompts. Students will love to share what they know about a variety of tasks they can do all by themselves.

Expository Essay Writing Complete No Prep Packet: Teaching Expository Writing is now effortless!  This 12-day unit packet has everything you need to teach expository essay writing from start to finish! Use again and again for 5 included topics or any expository writing prompt! Perfect expository writing activities or expository writing prompts for English or Social Studies. This packet's 28 easy-to-follow pages has instructions, exemplars, graphic organizers, editing checklists, grading…

Expository Essay Writing: Complete No Prep Packet: 12-Day Unit

Expository Essay Writing Complete No Prep Packet: Teaching Expository Writing is now effortless! This 12-day unit packet has everything you need to teach expository essay writing from start to finish! Use again and again for 5 included topics or any expository writing prompt! Perfect expository writing activities or expository writing prompts for English or Social Studies. This packet's 28 easy-to-follow pages has instructions, exemplars, graphic organizers, editing checklists, grading…

With this resource you will find a 49 page step-by-step guide teaching students to write an expert expository essay. This resource is 100% aligned to the Texas STAAR 4th Grade Expository Essay Scoring Guide that was released in May of 2015.  Complete lessons, organizers, rubrics, STAAR like writing prompts and everything else you need to turn your class into expert expository writers.

STAAR Expository Essay Interactive Writing Notebook, And Practice Tests

With this resource you will find a 49 page step-by-step guide teaching students to write an expert expository essay. This resource is 100% aligned to the Texas STAAR 4th Grade Expository Essay Scoring Guide that was released in May of 2015. Complete lessons, organizers, rubrics, STAAR like writing prompts and everything else you need to turn your class into expert expository writers.

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