2 Expository intended to explain or desribe something
3 With no doubt, we need to read the prompt so we know what is being asked. Let’s read some prompts now and talk about them.
4 Our class is getting a new pet Our class is getting a new pet. Students may choose a pet for our classroom. What animal would you choose and why? Explain 3 reasons why this pet would be a good pet for our classroom.What will you write about?
5 It’s your birthday and your parents said they would buy you a pet It’s your birthday and your parents said they would buy you a pet. What pet would you choose? Explain 3 reasons why you would chose this pet.What will you write about?
6 Summer vacation is coming. You get to choose the family vacation spot Summer vacation is coming. You get to choose the family vacation spot. Where would you go? Choose 3 reasons why you would go to this vacation spot.What will you write about?
7 District 58 is letting all 5th graders choose a field trip location District 58 is letting all 5th graders choose a field trip location. Where should we go on a field trip? Choose 3 reasons why we should go on this field trip.What will you write about?
8 Holidays are a lot of fun. What is your favorite holiday Holidays are a lot of fun. What is your favorite holiday? Explain, with 3 reasons, why this is your favorite holiday.What will you write about?
9 Presently, we know what each prompt is asking us to write about Presently, we know what each prompt is asking us to write about. Make sure you write 3 strong reasons that you can write the most about. Let’s look closer at theIntroduction Paragraph.
10 Introduction Yes! A “grabber” sure gets the attention of the reader. You must have specific words from the prompt.Preview your 3 reasons.Let’s discuss the followingIntroduction Paragraphs.
11 IntroductionHave you ever been to the Florida Keys? The sparkling ocean is perfect for snorkeling. The beaches are relaxing and the sea food is delicious. You just have to visit the Keys this summer.
12 IntroductionDid you know that pets put you in a good mood? Small pets are easy to take care of. They aren’t expensive either. So, I want a hamster for my birthday.
13 IntroductionSummer is the best season in Michigan. You can go to the many sandy beaches. The water events are spectacular and the fests are full of fun.
14 IntroductionA field trip is a special trip made by teachers and students to study something first hand. Going to the Brookfield Zoo is the perfect outing. You are outside getting fresh air, you can learn about animals habitats, and you can find out interesting animal facts that you may have never known.
15 IntroductionWhat a day! Fireworks, independence, and picnics. Yes, the Forth of July is my favorite holiday.
16 In short, the Introduction must grab the reader and clearly answer the question being asked. I should list my reasons in various, descriptive sentences.
17 Immediately following are the Body Paragraphs Immediately following are the Body Paragraphs. These contain the “meat” of the paper. You need3
18 Body Paragraphs Indent to show every new paragraph. Use a sophisticated transition at the beginningof each paragraph.Each paragraphs topic sentence must focus on 1 reason.
19 Support the topic sentence. What else should theBody Paragraphcontain?thoughtsFeelingsdetailsPersonal event
20 You can start paragraphs with transitions like . . First of allFinallyYou can start paragraphs with transitions like . .ClearlyIn additionTo begin with
21 Without a doubt, a Conclusion Paragraph is needed Without a doubt, a Conclusion Paragraph is needed. This brings your paper to a close.
22 Conclusion Indent to show it’s a new paragraph. Restate your topic. Give a final thought or opinion. How?Use an EXIT strategy.
23 You can start your Exit Strategy with . . . A finalthoughtA questionYou can start your Exit Strategy with . . .A commentAnd know this . . .
24 Know This!If I list my 3 reasons in my Introduction, I can not list them again in my Conclusion.If I do not list in my Introduction, I should list them in my Conclusion.
25 Let’s do some more activities with Expository Writing now!