Expository (also called informative) Persuasive (also called argumentive) Descriptive Narrative
Exposition writing "explains" or "informs.“ Most of the writing we do is expository. When we do EXPOSitory writing, we are EXPOSing the reader to specific information.
Any time you are write, type, or text ANYBODY, ANY information, you are using Expository writing. Do your interests require Expository Writing? › Chances are that most do… (whether you like it or not)
Ever try to convince anyone of your point of view? › (Come on, you are middle schoolers, of course you have) › I am sure you did this when you were really little. How about writing a letter to Santa. What you were doing there was persuading him that you had been good that year and you deserve the present you wanted. If you do any convincing verbally, that would be Persuasive Speaking. If you were to write those same words down, that would be Persuasive writing.
Any time, ever you need to write an essay or letter to convince people that your point of view is the right one. Politicians Writing a letter to the editor Job Applications Writing to request money from an organization
Narrative is storytelling › Doesn’t matter whether that story is fact or fiction. › This is a good spot for descriptive writing, it allows you to set the scene for the reader.
Description can be used by itself, but many times it is found in the other three types of writing. Description uses details attained from the five senses to give the reader a "word picture" of a setting, an object, a person, or whatever it is that is being described.
Use in ANY type of writing Write with excessive detail. › Use many adjectives › Make the senses feel as if the item or event is right in front of them Be careful that the descriptiveness doesn’t take over what the purpose of the writing is.