What is Expository Writing? Expository writing can be used for different purposes. It can be used to provide a reader with explanations, the steps in a process or evidence supporting an argument. The writing is defined by logical sequencing and transitions. When teaching a five paragraph essay, I give my students the metaphors of a train: Engine, train car, train car, train car and caboose. The 'bookends' holding the writing together are the introduction and conclusion paragraphs!
In my classroom, we simply refer to it as “research writing.”
This graphic organizer guides young writers to:
• Visually represent an idea or argument
• Research and investigate an idea and gather supporting evidence
• Present a point of view or argument on the topic
• Plan, organize and execute an expository essay.
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Resource Color Guide (just like the Montessori hierarchical colors):
ROOKIE Pages (Green) - Aimed toward early to mid level elementary students.
SEMI-PRO Pages (Blue) - Aimed toward mid level elementary students.
VETERAN Pages (Red) - Aimed toward mid to late level elementary students.
But of course, you know the child best, so adjust accordingly.
In the words of Dr. Montessori, "Follow the Child!"
Dr. Maria Montessori believed the only way our world would find lasting peace was through educating our children. Much of her elementary curriculum was written by her during a period of internment in India during WWII. This time period helped solidify Dr. Montessori’s belief in Peace Education.