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The Expository Paragraph

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Hello, writers and teachers,

You've done a fantastic job with the personal narrative, congratulations!

Our next big task is the expository essay, but we'll work on the hamburger paragraph first, so you can get a solid grasp of the basic topic - support - conclusion structure.

First, review the document on different types of paragraphs:

Your assignment for this week is to plan and write the first draft of an expository paragraph. Here's your prompt:

Middle school is quite different from elementary school. Write a well-developed paragraph (8-14 sentences long) where you explain how your life has changed now that you are in middle school. 

1- Start your paragraph with a strong topic sentence, 
2- follow it with three supporting elaborated details, and 
3- end it with a reflective closing statement.

Use the following graphic organizers to help you plan your paragraph and write your first draft:

Planning a Paragraph (PDF — 168 KB)

Happy writing!

Write Cook

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Categories: Paragraph, The Writing Process

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