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Expository Essays

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Expository Essays Purpose: to explain, clarify, or provide the readers with information.

Well-written expositions have clear, central focuses that are developed through carefully crafted presentations of examples or definitions that enhance the reader’s understanding. R.A.F.T.S.: to help guide you in your writing Role- what role do I have as the writer? Audience- who is my reader? Format- what format do I use to write to my topic? Topic- what is my topic of writing? Strong verbs- did I use strong, vivid verbs and descriptive adjectives throughout my essay? Role: In designing writing prompts allow students to take on a variety of roles so that they may explore different points of view. The role designated in the assignment should suggest whom the writer is as well as the tone of voice and mood used to convey the point. Suggested Roles: expert, parent, an object, enemy, a character from history or literature, critic, etc. Audience: Clearly identify the audience for the writer. A student will write what he or she thinks the teacher wants if that is the only audience he or she writes for. "Role and audience together give you specifics about your relationship and attitudes which must be included in your writing." (Adler) Suggested audiences: self, peers, protester, company, a character from literature or history, etc. Format: Be specific about the format for the assignment. Students will develop stronger writing skills if they are challenged to write in a variety of formats. Suggested formats: essay, narrative, letter, speech, editorial, script, memo, dialogue etc. Topic: The topic of the assignment should be narrow enough for the writer to address without bring overwhelmed. Focus the topic to include the skills you are evaluating. A well-developed topic will encourage well-written papers. Strong Verbs: Use strong verbs to define what the writer is to do. Include the tense you expect the writer to use. Most students are more proficient in past tense so it is valuable to develop some assignments that require present tense verbs. Suggested Strong Verbs: convince, share, assess, prove, persuade, translate, evaluate, etc.

Expository Essays
Getting Started Means Getting Organized Getting organized is a vital part of the writing process, which requires critical thinking and lots of practice. It is important to first analyze the information that you have to understand what is being asked in the assignment. Next, you need to think about the information that you know about the subject and

Once you master good planning. If you need information or want to learn more about various techniques to organize your thoughts. the essay almost seems to write itself. and practice using it." the subject is a memorable present. here are some excellent places to visit for more knowledge.basic guide for the 5 paragraph essay Graphic Organizers .basic models which are good for younger students Graphic Organizers . It could have been for an important occasion or just for no reason at all.a good format to use when writing Sample Outlines . If it is written.review and examples Graphic Organizers . Be sure to include the reason it was given. Think about one that you received.really helpful information Organization Patterns . Once you know and understand the scope of the assignment. Graphic organizers help students to plan their writing. let's get to writing the essay. a description of it. The first step is to analyze the assignment and determine what is being required. Now that organization is no problem.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/howto.arranged according to purpose Graphic Organizers . The better the planning.could be used for persuasive essays http://www. This tells us you are to write a narrative essay because you are "telling us about a present you were given.good basic information General Procedures for Writing an Assigned Essay . These are the very basic steps.geocities.a good format to use when writing Decision Trees . a description of it.explains the basic spider-ing approach Graphic Organizers . you need to plan well and quickly. You can use a highlighter to note the important words that help define the topic and aid in setting up the organizational plan. the better the essay. General Procedures for Writing an Assigned Essay . Then you must decide which information you will use and where it will be most effective. Tell us about a present you were given and why it was memorable. . you are lucky. Soon it will become easy to plan. and the three main subtopics required are: • • • the reason it was given. and how you felt when you received it. let's assume that you have been given this writing prompt: Everyone has been given a present that was really memorable. For example.Most kinds are here with printable versions An Essay is Like a Journey .decide what is relevant to the topic. and how you felt when you got it.html Pick a format that fits your learning style. There are many organizational techniques that can help.explanations and examples 30 Graphic Organizers 10 Ways to Use Venn Diagrams .

Here are some sites that will help you to improve your understanding and technique of paragraph writing: Writing Effective Introductions . Writing the introduction and the conclusion are strongly linked. evaluation is most important.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/howto. Then tackle the body paragraphs. Editing is far more than correcting spelling.These are things to consider Writing conclusions .Writing the Essay There are things that one needs to know that contribute to excellence in writing. and you will have the first draft of your essay. work on proficiency in the next.discusses the need for and types of transitions Transitions . They are not hard to learn. the writer can take something that is just ordinary and turn it into an essay that is very good. and you should know if it is good or not according to accepted standards. Having your name on a paper that is well crafted. Once you are finished. written and logical can bring a great deal of positive self esteem. and imprecise word choice. Put them all together.be sure to scroll to check for the answers What not to do in the Introduction . This takes time.clear advice with examples Thesis Statement .good ideas with examples Strategies for Writing a Conclusion . generalities. That practice makes all the difference in the world. Learn to master each of the parts one at a time. So this area is most important. Once you know them. Here are some sites to visit to help you . As you become proficient with one part. one at a time. After all.good examples drives home the points made How Do I Write Body or Support Paragraphs . It is most important that the writer check that the logic is well crafted so that the reader is drawn to the point that is made.Learn which words to use for varying purposes. With the inclusion of transitions. Transition Words and Phrases .explains why Writing and Essay . grammar. Be aware that even the best of writers usually have pretty bad first drafts.good basic information Transitions .html Editing. but it is time that is well spent.geocities.great visual with examples Writing Vivid Paragraphs. you will get the feel and flow of the essay.good examples help you see the points http://www. One always wants to put their "best foot forward" and have their efforts understood and appreciated.a great page to print and refer to often made available by the Texas A&M University Writing Center Writing Effective Conclusions . Working on them in sequence will make the job easier. By acquiring the skills necessary and putting in the time and effort. Revising. It is imperative that the reader not be bored by the use of repeating and dull sentence structure. and punctuation. and Evaluating It is important the every writer learn to evaluate and edit his or her own work. you are doing the writing. It is amazing how even little things can detract from the reader's appreciation of the work. Think of the five paragraph essay as having five separate parts. they do take practice to gain proficiency.

2) BODY: expands upon your topic/thesis 3) CONCLUSION: summarizes your topic/thesis HELPFUL HINTS: . • The thesis statement must be defined and narrow enough to be supported within the essay. The transition words or phrases are important as they help the reader follow along and reinforce the logic. read the essay question very carefully . That means that the use of the pronoun "I" is not usually found within the essay. • • • • • 6 Trait Analytical Model . clarify.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/howto.in PFD format Rubric for a 5 paragraph Essay . Finish with a statement that reinforces your position in a meaningful and memorable way. time period and persons / countries involved).htm Expository Essay and Prompts Expository essays require that the writer give information. Since they are factual. or examples. Expository Essays: the purpose of the expository essay is to inform. they are best developed by the use of facts and statistical information. Perhaps use a rhetorical question.comprehensive explanation General Rubric for Writing .uses a five point system The Rubric Bank . THE FORMAL EXPOSITORY ESSAY 1) INTRODUCTION: introduces your topic/thesis and catches the reader's interest.covers the most basic elements Writing Rubric . To accomplish that.geocities. explain the topic or define something. or analyze.e. • Each supporting paragraph must have a distinct controlling topic and all other sentences must factually relate directly to it. • Finally. they are written without emotion and usually written in the third person. define. the conclusion paragraph should originally restate the thesis and the main supporting ideas.learn to evaluate your own essay. cause and effect relationships. Expository essays also have a distinct format. With an essay relating to history.kid friendly 5 point scale http://www. explain. • Never introduce new material in the conclusion.for a test essay. set the scene (i.

equally important. I am going to tell you about.avoid the use of the phrase "a lot of" . d) Place: here. "it's a cinch") .do not say in your introduction. in the second place. We all began to write. and yet. however. on the contrary. "In this essay.. This run-on sentence could be fixed several different ways: (i. yet.e. second.: The teacher put the question on the blackboard. nor.e. nearby. instead of "didn't" use "did not") . for this purpose. b) The teacher put the questions on the blackboard. likewise. again. and we all began to write." Let your essay speak for itself. .remember to indent your paragraphs . in addition. b) Comparison: similarly. next.use effective transitional expressions between your sentences and paragraphs. opposite to. in like manner.. on the opposite side. we all began to write. use "one" instead.) a) The teacher put the questions on the blackboard. we all began to write. CHECK YOUR SENTENCES BY READING THEM OUT LOUD TO YOURSELF. DO THEY SOUND RIGHT? .g. at the same time. in the first place. otherwise. finally. also.avoid the use of contractions (i. too. nevertheless. beyond. eg "You need to consider safety when doing an experiment. c) Contrast: but.avoid the use of slang and colloquial expressions (i. . EXAMPLES: a) Addition: moreover.watch out for run on sentences e. further. but not in formal speech or writing eg "they've had it". notwithstanding. adjacent to. still. avoid the use of "you". besides. nonetheless. and." .e. furthermore. last. even so. and then. "One needs to consider safety when doing an experiment. likewise. e) Purpose: to this end. for all that. c) As soon as the teacher put the questions on the blackboard. although this may be true." Rather. in contrast to this. first. on the other hand. third. expressions used in everyday informal talk. with this object..throughout your essay.

Try: “Give me liberty or give my death. in sum. Below is an example of another technique. indeed. Try: What do you call an 8-legged weaver? J. Use an Idiom (figure of speech). therefore. to sum up. for instance. There are several different styles of essay outlines. H. accordingly. on the whole. after a few days. hence you need a plan before you start to write your essay. thus. later. afterward. Ask a Question B. as I have said. C) PREPARE AN OUTLINE FOR YOUR ESSAY . Use an Anecdote (narrative vignette). G. tucked up in a hollow in Kentucky. for example. Describe a Setting. Grabs the reader's attention and pulls you into the writing 2. Introductions and Conclusions A good introduction accomplishes two things: 1. in the past.an essay is a well organized expression of writing. Try: In a small school. State a Foolish or Incorrect View D. Whirling and swirling. to be sure. soon. repetition. Write a Riddle. Tells you what the writing is about and states the focus of the writing 3. as has been noted. Try: Now you’re in a pickle. consequently. Use an Alliterative Phrase. State a Startling Fact C. in brief. as a result. . Give a Definition. that is. no shelter.f) Result: hence. I. in the meantime. students are discovering the power of excellence. I found out this can apply to people as well as to animals. Use an Effective Quotation. thereupon. in fact. in any event. Try Metamorphosis means transformation. for instance "webbing" is an excellent technique that many students are taught. no water. Try: I was living in Arkansas the first time I met prejudice face to face.” E. to tell the truth. What are going to do? F. in other words. g) Summary. intensification: in conclusion. Is appropriate for the topic and audience. No food. h) Time: meanwhile. Native Americans turn dancing into an art. at length. in short. then. now. Try: Stepping and stomping. To Start an Essay A.

2. . “I hope you will be inspired by this to …” C. . A good conclusion accomplishes: a final finish. Your favorite perfume. you will know how to . Try: A rose in full-bloom. “Let us all join in preserving the …” 2. 3. In no time at all. Be sure to look for the tell-tale rings on the tree … 2. . Give the author's feelings. 2. . . Try: Slurp. 2. Try: 1. F. slurp. Try: 1.K. . . No matter how you look at it. . . you will be able to reach . they must . Use Noises. Try: STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! The safety patrol wants you! L. N. “I owe my success to …” 3. . . E. . Use an Exclamation. Use a Sentence Fragment. if you find yourself in an argument about policy. try . the last thing you want . Use an invitation to the reader. Try: Whew! Any you thought the desert was hot! M. Try: 1. Try: 1. Write a summary statement. . Give a quotation concerning the topic. Remember that not all snakes are … B. and . not: “I have told you 3 reasons why I love books. or Italics.” Try: 1. . To survive. Our sense of smell tells us plenty. This valuable information helped me realize my goal … D. glug. . look up and imagine. The thing I liked best about Girl Scout camp . 2. On a hot day the best thing to quench your thirst is a tasty fruit drink from Holler Hollow Snack Bar. To Finish an Essay A. I knew then I would always be happy in . Write a prediction. . So. Bold. . Try: 1. . . Glug. . . Use a reminder statement. The next time you go diving. The next time you are surrounded by darkness . . . Write Words in Capitals. It should be subtle. It is a wrap up. . A Steak cooking over charcoal. tie up all loose ends of the paper.

2. 3. You may want to . Are you a good citizen? Student Persuasive/Expository Writing Checklist FOCUS I set the purpose of my writing with an interesting beginning. .G. Try: 1. Cobwebs in your next telescope? Not likely. I write about each point. Send a self-addressed postcard to . Make a reference to find out more on the topic. . I use interesting words. . . H. I use paragraphs appropriately. Try: 1. There are so many more fascinating things to know about insects. . unless you leave the cap off the lens! 2. For more details . SUPPORT I use specific details and examples to explain. I have an effective closing. Raise a further question about the topic or subject. . ORGANIZATION I use a logical ordering of my ideas. If I preview. I use specific words. . I stay focused on my position or topic throughout. Take a look at yourself. Many of my sentences begin differently.

Prompt: Now explain. 2. in an essay. Support your ideas with examples and details.CONVENTIONS I use complete sentences. or had given to you. 1 = Does not fulfill assignment Expository Prompts 1. think about your favorite kind of music and why you like it. It may be rock. My Most Important Thing Writing Situation: Everyone had one item that is important to him or her. why this one item is important to you. made. think about one item that important to you and why. but not yet fully developed paper for grade level 3 = Bare-bones developed paper for grade level 2 = Beginning and inconsistent use of writing features. country. . rap. My Favorite Type of Music Writing Situation: Everyone has a favorite type of music. or some other kind. Direction for Writing: Before you begin writing. Prompt: Now explain. I spell words are correctly. in an essay. Direction for Writing: Before you begin to write. I use subjects and verbs correctly. It could be something you found. I use correct punctuation and capitalization. classical. INTEGRATION 5 = A fully developed paper for grade level 4 = Appropriate. Support your music choice with examples and details. why this one type of music has become your favorite. 3.

or household pet. farm animal. why you chose this animal.S. Support your ideas with examples and details. think about what kind of animal you would like to be. 6. think about the season you have chosen and why it is your favorite. think about why this person should have his or her own stamp. certain activities in this season. which one would you choose? Direction for Writing: Before you begin to write. Use vivid verbs and adjectives to make your essay interesting to read.A New Stamp Writing Situation: The U. Think about the reasons that made it the best day ever! Prompt: Write an essay telling about the best day you ever spent with your family. My Favorite Season of the Year Writing Situation: If you had to choose one season of the year as your favorite. in an essay. Include at least 3 reasons in your essay that explain what made it the best day. 5. You might be thinking about the weather. Prompt: Now write an essay in which you explain why this one season of the year is your favorite. what would you be? Direction for Writing: Before you begin writing. . The Best Day I Ever Spent with my Family Writing Situation: What is the best day you have ever spent with your family? Direction for Writing: Think about the best day that you ever spent with your family. Support your ideas with examples and details. or both. An Animal I would want to Be Writing Situation: If you could choose to be any animal for 48 hours. Support your ideas with examples and details. Prompt: Now explain. Whom would you nominate to honor with a postage stamp? Direction for Writing: Before you begin to write. Prompt: Now write an essay to tell your reader whom you would choose and explain why that person should be honored with a postage stamp. Postal Service had honored many individuals from presidents to singers to cartoon characters by placing their portraits on postage stamps. 4.a wild animal. Be sure to use specific details to support each of your reasons.

9. Think about things that are your favorite color and how they make you feel. Prompt: Write an essay telling what your most enjoy doing and at least 3 reasons why you like this activity so well. Prompt: Write an essay explaining the several reasons why ________ is your favorite color. You might want to include a short personal narrative in a supporting paragraph or as an introduction. Do you enjoy rainy days or dislike them? Prompt: Write an essay explaining several reasons why you like or dislike rainy days. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Direction for Writing: Think about what yours is and why it is your favorite. Tell your reader several reasons why it is the most important thing to change in order to make the world a better place. The World Would be a Better Place If … Writing Situation: If you could change one thing to make the world a better place. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. It might be playing an instrument. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. You might want to include a short . My Favorite Color Is …. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read.7. Direction for Writing: Think about what you like to do the most on a rainy day. 10. Think about reasons you would change them. What is Your Favorite Thing to Do? Writing Situation: Everyone has an activity that they enjoy doing. or a sport. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. How do You Feel about Rainy Day? Writing Situation: Direction for Writing: Think about what you do on rainy days. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. Writing Situation: Everyone has a favorite color. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. what would it be? Direction for Writing: Think about things you would change in the world to make it a better place. Prompt: Choose 1 thing to change in the world to make it a better place. 8.

13. They are almost everywhere around us. Include at least three reasons why he or she is your best friend. where would you want to go? Direction for Writing: Everyone has thought about trips they might take and places they would like to visit. Which Pet would you Choose? Writing Situation: Everyone has thought about a pet that they would like to have. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. Write at least 3 reasons why you would like to visit this one place. towns. of the world. Prompt: Write an essay telling about the pet you would like to have most and at least three reasons why you would choose it. Now choose one place. 11. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. You might want to include a short personal narrative to help explain one your reasons. read about. The Most Interesting Insect Writing Situation: Insects share our world with us. If I could Visit Any Place. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons.personal narrative in a supporting paragraph or as an introduction. countries. 14. Prompt: Write an essay telling where you would go if you could go anywhere in the world you wanted to. You might want to include a short personal narrative telling about your experience with an animal lie this to help explain one of the reasons why you would like this pet. Think about things that you enjoy doing together. or observed. 12. Direction for Writing: Think about your best friend and reasons that you like him or her. Think of the reasons why those places are so great to you. Anywhere in the World Writing Situation: If you could visit any place in the world. What kind of insect do you think is the most interesting? Direction for Writing: Think about insects that you have learned about. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. Prompt: Write an essay telling about your best friend. Think of all the places. cities. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. What pet would you really like to have? Direction for Writing: Think about reasons you would like to have this pet. . My Best Friend Writing Situation: Best friends are special people in our lives.

Remember to tell at least three reasons why and what you learned was so important. 18. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Remember at least three reasons why this type of insect is interesting. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. What is the Most Important Thing that You have ever Learned? Writing Situation: People learn things in school and in life. Others shop for and wrap gifts. We need to eat healthy . Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Prompt: Write an essay telling about a very important lesson you learned. Direction of Writing: Think about reasons why this lesson was important to you. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Direction for Writing: Think of all the traditions that your family have at home around the holidays.” Direction for Writing: Think about the career you would like to have when you finish school. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. A Family Tradition Writing Situation: Families have many traditions at holiday time. decorate the house. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. 17. 16.Prompt: Write an essay telling about the insect that you think is the most interesting. Write an expository essay to tell your class about this one tradition that you like to do with your family during holiday time. Give details and examples to help make your writing more interesting. To explain one of your reasons. My Future Career Writing Situation: Everyone had an idea of what they would like to do when they “grow up. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Being Healthy Writing Situation: There are many things we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Prompt: Write an essay explaining what career you would like to have when you “grow up. Try to use at least one simile in your writing to describe the insect. When does it occur? What is it? Prompt: Pick one holiday tradition your family has. and have many other fun times together. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your essay interesting to read. Perhaps you learned a valuable lesson about how to get along with people.” Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Think of how this tradition was started. you might include a short personal narrative about how and what you learned that then helped you later. 15. Some families cook special foods. What is the most important thing you have ever learned? You may have learned how to do something. Think about why you would like to have this career.

Homes Writing Situation: There are many different kinds of homes. Something Learned in School Writing Situation: In school. and many other things. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Direction for Writing: Think of all the many things you learned in school. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Direction for Writing: The reason there are so many different kinds of toys is because we all have different tastes. some are difficult to learn. 20. Prompt: Write an expository essay to share your ideas with your classmates. Direction for Writing: Think about the things you think are important to do to stay healthy. Choose one thing you have learned in school. Our Teachers are Important Writing Situation: Students depend on teachers for many things. Toys! Writing Situation: Children love toys! If you were to walk into a toy store. Direction for Writing: Homes are very important to us. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. The work teachers do is very important . 21. Prompt: Write an expository essay explaining why homes are so important. Each home has its own unique look and its own unique family living inside it. Prompt: Write an expository essay telling this one thing you learned and why it was important to learn. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Some of these things are easy to learn. Prompt: Now choose one of those toys. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. keep ourselves clean. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Think about the toys you have loved. They protect us from bad weather and give us a place to rest. we learn many things. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. 22. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. you would see many different kinds of toys.foods. get rest and exercise. Write an expository essay explaining what one toy is your favorite and why it is a great toy. 19.

What are some things he will need to know about your classroom that will help him have a good year? Direction for Writing: Think of all the procedures and rules and bits of knowledge you have gained in your current classroom. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Direction for Writing: Think of all the winter activities that you may do and can do. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. 24. A Good Class Pet Writing Situation: Your class is going to get a classroom pet to take care of and enjoy at school. Choose one thing you enjoy doing in the winter. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. My Favorite Winter Activity Writing Situation: There are so many things to do in the winter. 25. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Prompt #1: The Best Day I Ever Spent With My Family . Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Prompt: Write an expository paper explaining one thing you like to do in the winter. What one animal would you choose? Why? Prompt: Write an expository paper about one animal that would be a good class pet. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Explain why you think this animal would be a great pet for your class. What You need to Know in _____________’s Class Writing Situation: A new student has moved to your school and is in your classroom. 23. Think about the teachers you have had and the ways they have helped you. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Direction for Writing: Think of all the different types of pets we could have in our classroom. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your essay interesting to read. Prompt: Write an expository paper explaining some things this new student needs to know and why. Someone living in California might participate in different winter activities than someone who lives in Illinois. Why it is enjoyable? Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do.to all of us. Write an expository paper explaining how teachers are important.

Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read." Prompt #6: If You Could Visit Any Place in the World. Include a short personal story with one of your reasons. you might write: "Blue always makes me feel calm. Use vivid verbs and adjectives to make your paper interesting to read."There was a soccer game I'll never forget that is a really good example of team work. Do you enjoy rainy days or dislike them? Write a paper explaining several reasons why you like or dislike rainy days! Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read. if you liked the color blue. My brothers and I decided to play hide and seek. I always feel peaceful. I can almost hear the soothing sounds of the waves upon a beach when I look at the color blue. Think about reasons you would change them.. This can be started by explaining a reason that you like your activity in a supporting paragraph and then writing something like. If you could change one thing to make the world a better place what would it be? Think about things you would change. I could watch the ocean for hours. Include a short personal story with one of your reasons.. Think about what yours is and why it is your favorite. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read. Prompt #4: How Do You Feel About Rainy Days? Think about what you do on rainy days. Everyone has a favorite color."I remember one rainy day when there was nothing to do.. This can be started by explaining a reason for liking/disliking rainy days in a supporting paragraph and then writing something like this.. Include at least three reasons in your paper that explain what made it the best day. Think about what you like to do the most. Choose one thing to change and tell your reader several reasons why it is the most important thing to change in order to make the world a better place. or a sport.... It might be playing an instrument. For example... Think about things that are your favorite color and how they make you feel.... Write a paper telling what you most enjoy doing and at least three reasons why you like this activity so well. Think about reasons that made it the best day ever! Write a paper telling about the best day you ever spent with your family. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read.. Where Would You Go? .What is the best day you have ever spent with your family? Think about the best day that you ever spent with your family. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. It reminds me of the ocean. Prompt #2: The World Would Be a better Place If. Be sure to use specific details to support each of your reasons." Prompt #5: What is Your Favorite Thing to Do? Everyone has an activity that they enjoy doing. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons." Write a paper explaining several reasons why __________ is your favorite color! Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons.. When I do. Prompt #3: My Favorite Color is.

Everyone has thought about trips they might take and places they would like to visit. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read. Think about your best friend and reasons that you like him or her. Include a short personal story about your best friend to help explain one of your reasons. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your paper interesting to read. .. Prompt #7: Which Pet Would You Choose? Everyone has thought about a pet that they would like to have. Perhaps you learned a valuable lesson about how to get along with people. Write a paper telling about your best friend. or observed. Try to use at least one simile in your writing to describe your insect. Prompt #9: The Most Interesting Insect Insects share our world with us. to help explain one of your reasons why what you learned was so important. Write a paper telling about the insect that you think is the most interesting. read about. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your paper interesting to read. They are almost everywhere around us. Write a paper telling where you would go if you could go anywhere in the world that you wanted to. Include at least three reasons why s/he is your best friend. Think about things that you enjoy doing together. Write a paper telling about the pet you would like to have most and at least three reasons why you would choose it. Prompt #8: My Best Friend! Best friends are special people in our lives. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. What kind of insect do you think is the most interesting? Think about insects that you have learned about. Include a short personal story telling about your experience with an animal like this to help explain one of the reasons why you would like this pet.. What is the most important thing you have ever learned? You may have learned how to do something. This can be started by using the words: "An example of this is" . Include a short personal story about how what you learned helped you later. What pet would you really like to have? Think about reasons you would like to have this pet. Think about reasons why this lesson was important to you. or "I remember one time when". Prompt #10: What is the Most Important Thing You Have Ever Learned? People learn things in school and in life. Remember to use specific details to support and explain your reasons. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons.. Use interesting adjectives and descriptive words to make your paper interesting to read. Remember to tell at least three reasons why what you learned was so important. Remember to use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Remember to tell at least three reasons why this type of insect is interesting. Write at least three reasons why you would like to visit this place. Use interesting adjectives and descriptions to make your paper interesting to read.

This time capsule will tell people in the future what life on earth was like in the 1990s. Many require two. You can choose one thing to go inside. Prompt #15 Not all drivers pass their driver's test the first time. How did you do it? What might you do differently next time? Write an explanation so clear and complete that someone with little to no experience could follow your directions and make the same thing. It might not be opened by anyone for 100 years or more." Think about the career you would like to have when you finish school." Explain at least three reasons why this is what you would like to do. even three tries. and write a paper that explains why. . Use adjectives and descriptive words to make your paper interesting to read. Prompt #18 Think of the most valuable thing you own that was not bought in a store. Prompt #13 Write a clear explanation of ONE of the following: How to change a tire How to train an athlete for any sport How to prepare for a vacation How to drive on a busy freeway How to write an essay someone will enjoy reading Prompt #14 Many parents worry about helping their students be successful in school.Prompt #11: My Future Career! Everyone has an idea of what they would like to do when they "grow up. Prompt #19 Write about your name. Prompt #16 Inventions are all around us. Prompt #12 Think of something you made with your own hands. Use specific details to explain and support your reasons. Think about why you would like to have this career. Prompt #17 Pretend your class is putting together a time capsule. Write a paper explaining what career you would like to have when you "grow up. Explain what you will choose and why. Create a piece of writing that could become a how-to brochure for parents: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School. Think of an invention that has been especially helpful or harmful to people. Create a piece of writing that could become a how-to brochure for new drivers: How to Pass Your Driver's Test. Explain why it is important to you.

and to see the analogies between photographic and verbal expression. Prompt #22 Writing to a Symphony.com/programs/plans. Write a story from a photograph.rockhall.Prompt #20 Write about what you would bring for show and tell and why. Write a story from a selected symphony. http://www. That understanding expanded their concept of literacy and encouraged them to explore new possibilities in their writing. Prompt #21 Photograph Writing.asp . Students' comments and actions reflected increased insight as they began to see photography as rhetoric. as language.

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