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  1. Expository Grabbers Some example sentences that will grab your reader’s attention at the very beginning of your writing! Get ready to write some of your own!

  2. Expository Grabber Examples • Simile: My family is like an open book, we have no secrets from each other. • Metaphor: Life is a carnival. There are many rides along the way. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  3. Expository Grabber Examples • Question: Who is the greatest athlete of all time? • Definition: Responsible describes Bryce’s personality as a student: he arrives before the tardy bell and is prepared to learn. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  4. Expository Grabber Examples • Quotation: “Learn to laugh” is something my kindergarten teacher told me after Ralph Martin spilled paint on my daffodil picture. • Future Statement: • In the year 2032, imagine yourself sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court as a Justice. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  5. Expository Grabber Examples • Shared Memory: Remember when the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship? • Rhetorical Question: • Why do adults insist that kids have to go to bed so early on school nights? Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  6. Expository Grabber Examples • Dialogue: “Touchdown! The Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl again!” • Onomatopoeia: • Crash! Ka-blam! Car wrecks can happen at any speed, so it’s important to wear a seatbelt at all times. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  7. Expository Grabber Examples • Interjection: “Nooooo!” Don’t throw recycling in the trashcan. • Strong Persuasive Statement: • Every kid who cares about the future of the Art Club should vote Michelle Young for club president. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.

  8. Expository Grabber Examples • Startling Statistic: A recent study found that students who watch television during the week for long periods of time don’t do as well in school. • Riddle: • What textbook has no pages, is miles wide and smells like a creek, and has been around for millions of years? That’s right – outdoor school. Your Turn – Create your own example that could be used for your writing.