Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Expository V. Narrative (And a Gorilla) - Section 3: Work Time


So, last year when I taught this lesson, I thought it was really crazy to teach expository texts by first giving them a narrative text. Now, however, I see the benefit in it. Because we just came out of the narrative portion of this unit, it makes sense to juxtapose the two so that the kids are also getting the sense of a shift.

By transforming one type of text into another, while staying on the same topic, students can see that exposition is not just cookbooks and Lego directions, but it can be something more elegant--and we can begin to prepare for the next embedded assessment, the expository essay.

  Using Narration to Teach Exposition!
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Using Narration to Teach Exposition!
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Expository V. Narrative (And a Gorilla)

Unit 3: Exposition and Expository Writing
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT distinguish between narrative and expository texts

Big Idea: By giving students a narrative article, they will write a brief expository essay.

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