2 Learning Outcomes By the end of this session the students are expected to be able to –Understand what an expository paragraph is –Know the three levels of expository paragraphs –Make an outline –Write an expository paragraph
3 Outline of the Materials Expository Paragraph: definition Three levels of expository paragraph Developing an outline Giving examples
4 Expository Paragraph Expository writing is a piece of writing that explains something In expository writing you need details and/or examples to support your main idea. You can organize your examples into categories.
5 Three levels of expository paragraph The expository paragraph has three levels: –A main point presented in the topic sentence –Supporting points which identify categories of examples –Specific examples TOPIC SENTENCE Supporting points Specific Examples
6 Developing an outline Main idea –Supporting Point 1 Details/examples –Supporting Point 2 Details/examples –Supporting Point 3 Details/examples
7 Example Topic Sentence: Many kinds of experiential learning are beneficial to students Category 1: experiential learning in music Category 2: experiential learning in history Category 3: experiential learning in science
8 Giving examples In the above example, the details of the first category (experiential learning in music): –Students can learn about rhythm by beating drumsticks on a table –Students can learn about melody by changing the words of a familiar songs –Student can use computer programs that allow them to compose music
9 Conclusions Expository paragraph explains something It breaks the topic sentence into categories which then breaks into details/examples The outline helps writers to organize their ideas