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TODAY WE ARE GOING TO LEARN . HOW TO WRITE AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY !!!!!!. WHAT IS AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY?. An EXPOSITORY essay is a multi-paragraph essay with a specific structure. It explains a position or opinion that you have regarding a topic or text.

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Today we are going to learn

TODAY WE ARE GOING TO LEARN ...

HOW TO WRITE AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY !!!!!!


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WHAT IS AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY?

An EXPOSITORY essay is a multi-paragraph essay with a specific structure.

It explains a position or opinion that you have regarding a topic or text.

It provides adequate textual evidence to support that opinion.

AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY IS NOT …

It is not a summary of the book.

It is not a book review or a book report.

It is not ONLY your opinion. You must base your ideas on events from the text.


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FORMAT OF AN EXPOSITORY ESSAY

An EXPOSITORY essay contains ____ paragraphs.

All paragraphs have a name:

1st Paragraph(s) : Introductory Paragraph(s)

Paragraph #2, 3, 4 etc.: Body Paragraphs

Final Paragraph(s): Concluding Paragraph(s)


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Introductory Paragraph

Body Paragraphs

Concluding Paragraph


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Introductory Paragraph

Purpose of Intro Paragraph

To introduce your essay to the reader.

Elements of Intro Paragraph

Title of text and author

Brief summary of text

Topic Statement

Topic Statement: A sentence that states the theme or idea that will be proven in the essay. It appears at the end of the introductory paragraph. It is like an answer to a question.


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Introductory Paragraph

Title of Text and Author

Brief summary of text (3-5 sentences)

Topic statement


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Body Paragraphs

Purpose of Body Paragraphs:

To support your topic statement using direct quotations, specific textual detail, and strong explanations.

Elements of a Body Paragraph:

Topic Sentence

Textual Evidence

Explanation of Evidence

Concluding/ Transition Sentence


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VOCABULARY OF BODY PARAGRAPHS

TOPIC SENTENCE

The first sentence in each body paragraph. It gives the reader specific information about what will be explained in the body paragraph. It is best to use words from the TOPIC STATEMENT in this sentence.

TEXTUAL EVIDENCE

Sentences in the body paragraph which use the AUTHOR’S EXACT WORDS to help support your topic statement.

EXPLANATION OF EVIDENCE

Sentences in the body paragraph which explain to the reader HOW YOUR TEXTUAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTS YOUR TOPIC STATEMENT.


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Body Paragraph

Topic Sentence

Textual Evidence

Explanation of Evidence

(repeat for each piece of textual evidence)

Concluding Sentence


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CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH

Purpose of Concluding Paragraph

To summarize your main ideas for your reader, so they leave your writing with clarity.

Elements of Concluding Paragraph

Restate your topic statement

Review body paragraphs


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Concluding Paragraph

Restate Thesis

Review Paragraph Ideas


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