Transitions in an essay help the ideas to flow smoothly, a quality called coherence. You don't want your reader jolted from idea to idea without any type of connection. Transitions both prepare the...
What the heck is a witch? Has our definition of witches changed over time? Put your super sleuths to work and use it as a jump off activity for colonization, The Crucible, or a fun activity for Halloween. After engaging students in a discussion of what a witch is, have them read a short expository essay about how witches were described during the time of the Salem trials.
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. ($)
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.
The expository essay can take many forms, including a cause and effect paper, a definition essay, a comparison-contrast paper, or a more research-based explanation of a topic. Generally, expository essays utilize the five-paragraph structure, with an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. The essay must be a complete argument, with a strong beginning, middle and end.
Expository. This also shows an imagine to help you remember what an expository Essay is. It also has a short definition as well to help those who need help remembering.