There are Four Modes of Writing • Narrative • Descriptive • Expository • Persuasive
Narrative Writing • Tells a story • Uses characters, dialogue • Has a plot with a climax and resolution • Beginning • Middle • End
Descriptive Writing • Describes in great detail • Uses the five senses • Taste • Smell • Touch • Sight • Hearing
Expository Writing • Explains something to the reader • May include directions or “how to” information • May explain why or how something was done • History books and science books and math books contain expository writing
Persuasive Writing • Persuades the reader to do something or believe a certain way • Commercials are persuasive writing • Politicians’ speeches are persuasive writing • Letters to government officials or businesses may be persuasive writing
Writing Prompts on the ADAW • You must be able to recognize what mode of writing a writing prompt requires • Practice with the following prompts
What kinds of things do you do to relax? Identify your favorite way to relax, and explain why its your favorite.
Bees make honey in their hive. Many bees spend their entire lifetime doing nothing but helping to make honey. Write a story about meeting a bee that hates honey.
You love the way your neighborhood looks when it’s decorated with Christmas lights. Compose a letter to your neighbors to convince them to keep their lights up all year.
Describe a home that would be an appropriate place for a clown to live.
Quick Check Quiz • 1. List the four modes of writing. • 2. Give an example of persuasive writing. • 3. List a “clue word” for expository writing.