Writing an Expository Essay
Lesson 6 of 10
Objective: SWBAT write an expository essay about how a change in their life has affected them today.
For the work time, students simply draft their essays. There are plenty of step-by-step directions in SpringBoard's Expository Essay Assessment, but this year I opted to have my students use the Expository Essay Outline I created.
As kids are drafting, I'm circulating with the Expository Rubric and focusing on the standard that calls for vivid details. As I look at their drafts, I skim and scan and locate a pretty bland sentence and ask how they could make it more vivid, using sensory details, adjectives, or other fancy language.