2Quick look at each: Personal Narrative: Expository: Retell about a life eventHook readerConnect to prompt in lead and conclusionMust remember life event well enough that writer can give detailsEvent should be important, meaningful, memorableExpository:Purpose is to explain a topicState your opinions and defend themUse life experiencesWhat you have readWhat you have seenWhat you have discovered through movies, music, the news, and history
3Expository Writingis informational writing that explains by using details, examples, descriptions, definitions, persuasion, and reasoning.
4Expository Writing Explains by using detailsdescribingexamplesdefinitionspersuadingreasoninga mixture or compositeAmalgam:It is an
5Structure: PERSONAL NARRATIVE At least 3 paragraphs: EXPOSITORY Beginning (hook and connection to prompt)Middle (event frame by frame)End (conclusion with reflection)EXPOSITORY3-5 paragraphsIntroduction (hook and state opinion on topic)Body(s) (reasons for your opinion with supporting evidence to explain/show why you believe what you do)Conclusion (restate belief in different words and give a final thought/statement or quote on subject)
6KEY TO A GREAT ESSAYPERSONAL NARRATIVE: Make sure you are writing to the given PROMPT You put the CONNECTION in the LEAD REFLECTION included in CONCLUSIONEXPOSITORY: MAKE SURE IT IS BASED ON WHAT YOU TRULY KNOW AND UNDERSTAND! Don’t try to talk about topic you don’t really “get” but you hear adults say BLAH, BLAH, BLAH on the topic, so you repeat it.
7Point of View used: Personal Narrative: Expository: First person only! It is a retelling of writer’s life event.Writer must use “I”, “me”, “we”, “our” pronouns.Expository:Can be told in 1st or 3rd person.
8Expository Prompt Page: READ the following quotation. A famous businessman once said, “Players win games; teams win championships.” THINK carefully about the following statement. Sometimes you can accomplish good things by yourself but better things with other people. WRITE an essay explaining whether it is better to work by yourself or with a group.Writer must make a choice of what side to defend