Monday, November 12th, 2012

This Monday, the students were introduced to our second unit.  With Expository Writing as the focus, I took the time to present the students with a “showcase” of examples of Expository Writing in the real world.  These examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel information
  • News articles
  • Owner’s Manuals/Instruction Manuals
  • Informational Text
  • Reports (such as):
    • Police reports
    • Experiment/Lab reports
    • Research Reports, etc.

After our showcase, the students completed a timed writing on any of the topics below:

oExplain why you admire a particular person.
oDescribe the major stressors in teens’ lives.
oExplain why you do (or do not) like to work in a team.
oExplain how music affects your life.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes, bring any library books that need to be returned back to school, and study for the Benchmark Exam.

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