Writing to Explain!
Expository prompts ask you to explain something. When you read a prompt, read it twice. We know that the LAST LINE is the line that tells us what we must explain. After reading the prompt twice, brainstorm ideas that following the prompt and then begin your planning. Go back several times to make sure that your plans and writing follow the last line of the prompt.
|What is something you like to do?
Think about one thing you like to do.
Now write to explain why you like to do this one thing.
|Everyone has a favorite activity to enjoy.
Think about an activity that you enjoy.
Write to explain why you enjoy the activity.
|We all have games we enjoy playing.
Think about one game that you enjoy playing.
Write to explain why you enjoy playing that game.
|Most of us have a particular activity that we enjoy doing after school.
Think about what particular activity is your favorite thing to do after school.
Write to explain why this particular activity is your favorite thing to do after school.
|We all have something that is special to us.
Think about something that is special to you.
Write to explain why this is special to you.