This is a thorough inclusive interactive notebook. I have included every step from writing an introduction with a clear central idea to writing a conclusion that summarizes their central idea and reasons. As well, students will learn the importance of having well connected paragraphs that fit together.
I have also included lessons on using transitions to move their paragraphs and ideas along smoothly throughout their essay. With this resource your students will also begin seeing the value of using precise words to communicate the purpose of their sentences.
For added depth, I have included a lesson in which the students will learn how to add “bling” to their nouns to add more interest to their essay.
You will find everything you need and more to teach your students how to write an expert expository essay with this resource.
At the end you will also find twenty-four expository writing prompt task cards.
Included With this Resource: Step by Step Individual Lessons Student Examples Graphic Organizers Expert Expository Essay Planners Expository Essay Checklist Expository Essay Transition List Much More
Who is it for?
4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
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After spending almost 30 years as a public educator, I am currently a "Differentiation Consultant" in which I've worked with districts adding enrichment materials to their curriculum and I am an adjunct field representative supervising student teachers.
Over the years I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade; as well as serving as a Curriculum Specialist, Testing Coach and finally a Gifted Specialist for many years.
I worked as a contributor to major textbook companies for seven years which caused me to realize there is a lack of authentic, challenging teaching materials that require little teacher prep and offer the rigor needed to meet the depth of our curriculum standards that students currently face. The products I offer require little teacher prep, are fun and creative and provide the level of rigor needed to challenge even your brightest learners.