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.
PowerPoint: Nov.12.2012 Expository Preview
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes, bring any library books that need to be returned back to school, and study for the Benchmark Exam.