Presentation on theme: "Expository Writing How- To…. What is expository writing? Expository writing- writing that describes how to do something. Examples: recipes, directions."— Presentation transcript:
What is expository writing? Expository writing- writing that describes how to do something. Examples: recipes, directions for assembly, steps on how to do something
Where have you seen expository writing in your life?
What do you notice in the expository piece below? Step 1. Use a sheet of 81/2-by-11 inch paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and run thumbnail along the fold to crease it sharply. Now, unfold the paper. Step 2 Fold down the top corners as indicated by the arrows. Step 3 Fold the two edges toward the center line, as indicated. Step 4. Make a valley fold in half. Turn the plane 90 degrees as shown in figure of Step 5. Step 5 Create a wing crease that begins at the nose as shown. Step 6. Form 3-dimensional shape as shown in figure. The Basic Dart is complete. Bend up the tailing edge of the wings for lift if it has a tendency to nose-dive.
What do you notice in the expository piece below? First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Second, combine all ingredients into large mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes. Third, fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Fourth, cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely. Fifth, frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool.
What do you notice in the expository piece below: First, take a glass out of the cabinet. Next, choose your favorite ice cream and remove from the freezer. Then, remove the ice cream scoop and run it under hot water. After that, scoop two big scoops of ice cream into your glass. Finally, pour over your favorite soda and serve with a spoon and straw.
Transitional words are key!!! You must use transitional words to express the order in which you want the directions followed. What do you think would happen if the steps or directions were out of order?
In what order would you put the steps below? (Use transitional words) Pick out the two matching hearts. Cut on one of the dotted lines right up to the center. Print template and color as desired Slide the hearts together, top to bottom Cut out the template pieces Glue a ribbon or thread onto the top (or hole punch a small hole and tie a ribbon through)
Present directions in the form of a paragraph. Have you ever needed a really interesting valentine for that someone special? Follow these directions for a beautiful valentine. First, print template and color as desired. Next, cut out the template pieces. Then, cut on one of the dotted lines right up to the center. After that, Pick out the two matching hearts. Now, slide the hearts together, top to bottom. Finally, glue a ribbon or thread onto the top (or hole punch a small hole and tie a ribbon through). Surely, that someone special will love his or her creative valentine that is extra special because you made it with love.
A Checklist for Expository Writing: Are my sentences short? Are my steps in the right order? Did I use words that are specific? Are my sentences written as commands? Did I use words that are easy to understand? Did I leave out any steps?
Assignment: Step by Step Activity Choose your topic and write your expository piece in the form of a paragraph. You will present your paragraphs tomorrow.