ESs should give each parent/student the handouts in this column below.
Instruction and Practice Materials
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the Instruction & Practice Materials in this column, that each parent/student is shown these links, and that the ES prints and provides the materials to any parent/student who wants them. Highly recommended, but not required.
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the Expository Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.
ESs need to make sure each parent/student is aware of the General Writing Web Links in this column. These Web Links are resources only, and provide optional support.
2. School Writing Assignment Expectations
(Very important you know the writing assignment expectations by looking at the Graphic Organizer Examples, and the Scoring Rubrics)
3. Practice Checklists
4. "Mock" Practice Assignments K-12
(Highly recommended, but optional)
6. Scoring Rubrics
7. Scored Writing Samples - Examined
The Expository Writing Standards
What is Expository Writing?
Writing Assignment Graphic Organizers
Grade K: Refer to Mock Practice
Grade 1: Refer to Mock Practice
Grade 2: Sentences Graphic Organizer
Grade 3: One Paragraph Graphic Organizer
Grades 4: Three Paragraph Graphic Organizer
Grades 5-12: Five Paragraph Graphic Organizer
"How To Write" Expository Essays
(High Stakes Exams)
1. Analyze the Prompt
2. Use a Blank Graphic Organizer
-Grade 2: Sentences Blank Organizer
-Grade 3: One Paragraph Blank Organizer
-Grades 4: Three Paragraph Blank Organizer
-Grades 5-12: Five Paragraph Blank Organizer
3. Plan Your Writing
4. Use Sentence Variety
-Incomplete (Fragment) Sentences
5. Use Correct Spelling, Grammar, & Punctuation.
Expository Writing Web Links
The Five Paragraph Essay
More Expository Writing Prompts
Expository Lessons & Web Quests
Expository Writing Samples
Online Writing Resources
Comprehensive Writing Guides
Comprehensive Grammar Guides
Elements of Style, by Strunk
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Citation - MLA, APA, Chicago, and more
California Writing Genres
School year(s) genre is emphasized