ARGUMENTATIVE / PERSUASIVE, EXPLANATORY / EXPOSITORY, DEFINITION / EXEMPLIFICATION Essay Rubric that can be used for any of these essays. Also includes a Student Checklist for Review before final copy. Easy-to-grade, ready to go.
These study guides are the size of a task card but don't let the size fool you! You'll get the organizational pattern for each type of essay plus transition, definition, example and anecdote sentence starters! My Special Needs middle schoolers love these because they are small and are far from overwhelming.
Writing Engaging Beginnings for Expository Writing: A Mini-Lesson
It is important to grab the reader's attention from the very first sentence of your essay. This PowerPoint mini-lesson will show you 7 different ways to begin an expository essay. This will help young writers to "hook" their readers. This product contains definitions of the 7 techniques, examples, a practice session to check for understanding, and even a printable (p. 27 of the PowerPoint) to give students for their Writer's Notebooks or other place they keep notes. 28 slides in all. $