What you will learn from this slideshow.
What an expository essay is.
Definitions of each type of expository essay.
What a thesis statement is.
In the middle diamond, write expository essay plus your name, period, date.
What is expository writing?(Box 1 title)
Turn to page 187. The definition for expository goes in the upper left hand box of your foldable.
Expository writing is writing that _________ or ___________.
Four types of expository writing are d_________,
c________ and e_________,
c________ and c__________, and finally h____ t____.
Compare and Contrast Essay (Box 2 title)
Turn to page 163. A comparison and contrast essay uses _________ details to ________ the ________ and ________ between _____ or more persons, ________, or things.
Possible topics for a comparison and contrast essay might be Iphone vs. Galaxy, Instagram vs.Vine, or The Hunger Games vs. Divergent. Fill in three more topics.
Venn Diagram (Box 3 title)
Complete a Venn Diagram on any of the topics from box 2. Make your circles wide enough to fit three similarities and three differences in each section. There is an example on p169.
Cause and Effect Essay (Box 4 title)
P 187. A cause and effect essay explains the ________ something __________ or its __________.
Possible topics for cause and effect essays are historical events like signing of the Declaration of Independence, scientific reports like effects of a hurricane, and current events like Obamacare. List three more possible topics.
Cause and Effect examples
If you give a mouse a cookie,
what will happen?
Causes and effect of getting sick
How-to Essay (Box 1 title backside)
P 211. A how-to essay explains how to ___ or _____ something. The _______ breaks down the _______ into a ______ of _______ steps and explains them in the _______ in which the _________ should do them.
Some topics for how to essays could be how to play a specific position in a sport, or how to use social media like Instagram. Fill in three more topics.
How to examples
They have how to
books for everything
You tube videos can show you how to almost anything.
Descriptive Essay (Box 2 title backside)
A descriptive essay describes a person, place, idea, culture, event or just about anything as long as it is supported with factual information.
Some examples of possible topics could be the invention of cell phones or George Washington. Fill in three more possible topics.
Possible descriptive topics
Inventions and inventors
Two possible choices (box 3)
Two out of the four types of expository writing that I might chose are ____________ and _______________.
Three topics I might want to write about are __________, ___________, and __________.
Thesis Statement (Box 4 title backside)
• P 791. A thesis statement is a statement of an essay’s _______ idea; all __________ in the ________ supports or _________ this idea.
• When writing a thesis statement, do not use I, we, you, think, feel or believe. You can write it, but cross it out afterwards.
• Bad example-I think pit bulls are nice.• Good example-Although pit bulls have a bad reputation, they can be trained to be friendly.• Bad example-
• Good example-