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Turn to 4 th 6wks Vocabulary Section. Use the dictionary to write the definition to the following words: Overview Reliable Transition Expository Revise Convey.

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Turn to 4th6wks VocabularySection

Use the dictionary to write the definition to the following words:

Overview Reliable Transition

ExpositoryRevise Convey

When you’re finished, leave the dictionary on your desk and turn to the next blank page and write today’s date in the upper right corner: January 13, 2014.

Created by: Tracy Cole


Elements of an Expository Essay January 13, 2014

What is an expository essay?

An essay in the PRESENT TENSE that defines and explains an IDEA or ANOTHER PERSON.

3 Simple Steps to a Successful Expository Essay

1. READ the quote.

2. THINK about the statement given and how it applies to the quote.

3. WRITE

Thesis

Details

Examples

Reasons

Importance

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Introductory/lead paragraph invites the reader to explore the topic.

Thesis statement found in the introductory/lead paragraph and reveals the overall purpose of the essay.

Main Point

Supporting details about main point.

Main Point

Body of Essay

Supporting details about main point.

Main Point

Supporting details about main point.

Concluding paragraph – restates the thesis and offers the reader the opportunity to think more on the topic.

Expository Pillar

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In an the topic.EXPOSITORY ESSAY remember to SHOW your reader with your words. Don’t tell.

What does that even mean?!

Discussion Time

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Paraphrase the topic. relevant facts or stories.

Elaborate on key components.

(to expand or give more detail)

Use specific details and examples to support the main idea.

Proofread and delete unrelated or unnecessary information.

STAY FOCUSED ON THE TOPIC.

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Turn to the next two side-by-side blank pages. the topic.

Get a copy of the MODEL ESSAY – PROMPT and the EXPOSITORY MODEL ESSAY.

Set your page up like this (use glue, tape, or staple):

Model Essay Prompt on the LEFT page

Model Essay on the RIGHT page.

Expository

Model Essay

Model Essay - Prompt

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Use a sticky note to make a tab that says “EXPOSITORY ESSAY MODEL”


Example the topic.

Look at the MODEL ESSAY – PROMPT.

READ the following quote

Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not.

– Ashton Kutcher

THINK about the following statement:

The first impression of another person is what stays in the memory.

WRITE an essay explaining the importance of getting to know people before forming an opinion about them.

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First, let’s take a look at the prompt. the topic.

READ the following quote

Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not. – Ashton Kutcher

THINK about the following statement:

The first impression of another person is what stays in the memory.

WRITE an essay explaining the importance of getting to know people before forming an opinion about them.

When you see the word “explaining” that’s the keyword you need to remember to know that it is an EXPOSITORY essay.

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More on the prompt. the topic.

Thesis statement

  • Be sure to –

  • Clearly state your controlling idea

  • Organize and develop your

  • explanation effectively

  • Choose your words carefully

  • Use correct spelling, capitalization,

  • punctuation, grammar, and sentences.

This tells you what the grader (person reading your paper) will be looking for.

USE THE DICTIONARY to check spelling.

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