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The Expository Essay. What is an expository essay?. An expository essay explains, or acquaints the reader with knowledge about the topic. Expository essays use facts and statistical information, cause and effect relationships, or examples. What is an expository essay?.

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The Expository Essay


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What is an expository essay?

  • An expository essay explains, or acquaints the reader with knowledge about the topic. Expository essays use facts and statistical information, cause and effect relationships, or examples.


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What is an expository essay?

  • Since expository essays are factual, they are written without emotion and usually written in the third person. That means that the use of the pronoun "I" is not usually found within the essay.


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Expository essays also have a distinct format.

  • The main idea (thesis statement) must be narrow enough to be supported within the essay.

  • Each supporting paragraph must have a main supporting idea and all other sentences must relate directly to it.

  • Transition words or phrases are important as they help the flow and reinforce the logic.


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Expository essays also have a distinct format.

  • Finally, the conclusion paragraph should originally restate the main idea (thesis) and the main supporting ideas. Finish with the a statement that reinforces your position in a meaningful and memorable way.

  • Never introduce new material in the conclusion.


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2006 TN Expository Prompt

  • Writing Situation: Everyone enjoys receiving a gift.

  • What is the best gift you ever received? Why was it so special?

  • Directions for Writing: Now explain in an essay what your favorite gift was and why it was so special. Support your reasons with examples and details


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The best gift I ever received was a puppy given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Being an only child, the puppy became a welcomed companion.

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Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, the puppy became a welcomed companion.

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  • Comforts me when I am sad

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The best gift I ever received was a puppy given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, the puppy became a welcomed companion.

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  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

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Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, the puppy became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

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  • __________________________

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  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

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  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

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  • Guards the house when we are

    away

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  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

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  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

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  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Fed and bathed Max

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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • _______________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________


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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________


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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • __________________________

    __________________________

  • __________________________

    __________________________


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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • __________________________

    __________________________


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Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • lesson in responsibility


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Transition Word:

For instance,

Transition Word:

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • lesson in responsibility


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Transition Word:

Eventually,

Transition Word:

For instance,

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • lesson in responsibility


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Transition Word:

Eventually

Transition Word:

For instance,

Transition Word:

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Truly,

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • lesson in responsibility


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Transition Word:

Eventually

Transition Word:

For instance,

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Being an only child, Mac became a welcomed companion.

Transition Word:

Truly

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

Mac has taught me about responsibility.

Supporting reason or idea 1: (Complete Sentence)

As the Mac grew up, he became a fierce watchdog.

  • Guards the house when we are

    away

  • Protects me from other dogs

  • Warns me of approaching

    strangers.

  • Comforts me when I am sad

  • Play together

  • Sleeps in my room

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Transition Word:

All in all,

Conclusion: (Complete sentence) Max is the most valuable gift I have ever received.

  • Fed and bathed Max

  • Took Max for walks

  • Made sure Max had his shots

  • companion

  • watchdog

  • lesson in responsibility


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Developing the introductory paragraph.

Topic sentence or thesis statement:

The best gift I ever received was a puppy named Mac, given to me by my grandmother for my 8th birthday.

Use a HOOK to engage the reader:

  • The Hook(PowerPoint  Download)


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Developing the introductory paragraph.

  • There’s an old saying, “Dog is man’s best friend.” On my eighth birthday my grandmother gave me the gift of a best friend, my first puppy, Mac. It was the most wonderful

outstanding

gift I have ever received.

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The concluding paragraph

The concluding paragraph:

  • Restates the main idea or thesis

  • Summarizes the supporting ideas

  • Ends with a punch!


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The concluding paragraph

  • All in all, I would have to a say that Mac is the best gift I have ever received. He has become a trusted friend, he is a ferocious watchdog, and through Mac, I have learned the meaning of responsibility.

As the saying goes, Mac is the “gift that keeps on giving.”


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Expository Essay Graphic Organizer

  • Utilize the four square graphic organizer template to develop an expository essay.

Print

the Expository

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Expository Essay Resources

  • The Expository Essay

  • Expository Writing Prompts

  • Expository Essay

  • TN Writing Prompts

  • Transition Words


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