2 Before WritingGood writer’s need to use the writing process. Power and Pride Rock and Roll Every Friday.
3 Step 1: PowerPower = Prompt Carefully read the prompt. The prompt is your directions on what to write. Read the next expository prompt.
4 Expository Prompt example: READ the information in the box below.There are many places that are fun and exciting. It could be your bedroom or front yard. Some people might like their grandma’s house or fishing at the like. Others might like a vacation to the beach or amusement parkTHINK about the places you like.WRITE about the your favorite place. Describe the place and explain why it’s your favorite.
5 Topic Sentence 2nd Step Pride = Plan Make sure you include words from the prompt to write a topicsentence.Example:My favorite place to visit is the beach.There are many cool places to visit. The beach will always be my favorite place.
6 2nd Step Pride = PlanIt is important to make a plan for Your composition. This helps us get our thoughts organized. Some examples of plans are: 4 Square Bubble Map
7 Plan4 Square Here is a great example of the 4 square plan:
9 Step 3 Rock = Rough DraftStart writing your paper. Try to use your plan. Stay on topic!!! Include your central idea sentence (CIS) – words from the prompt Hook your reader Add details, examples and reasons The last sentence is your conclusion.
10 Step 4 Roll = Revise Checklist Here are some things to check on paper: ___ Do I have a central idea sentence that is about theprompt?___ Do I have a hook or lead at the beginning?___ Do I have strong details and examples?___ Do I have a conclusion that includes the topic?___ Did I change the beginnings of sentences?___ Did I use transition words?___ Do my sentences have SWAG?
11 Do you sentences have SWAG? S Switch the order of my words and sentences. W Wow words and details A Add details to create picture G Get rid of sentences that are not about your topic.
12 Step 4 Roll = Revise revise. Great writers use transition words! Add some transition words when yourevise.Great writers use transitionwords!Check this site out for examples:
13 Step 4 Roll = ReviseAdd DETAILS. I like to play games with my family. We have lots of games, but my favorite is Candyland. I like to be the blue game piece, but I really wish there was a pink one. The best part of the game is when I get stuck in the chocolate. My mom gives me a Hershey Kiss while I am waiting to get out.
14 C capitalization U usage P punctuation S spelling Step 5 Every = EditC capitalization U usage P punctuation S spelling
15 Step 5 Every = Edit Editing Checklist ___ Did I capitalize the 1st word in sentence andproper nouns?___ Did I use subject – verb agreement?___ Do I have periods, apostrophes, commas?___ Did I check my spelling?
16 Step 6 Friday = Final Copy My paper is perfect and I can write my final copy!
17 Step 6 Friday = Final Copy Read over you final copy 1 time. Make you sure all your words are there and periods.
18 Expository Prompt Practice Click on site to try some other expository prompts.