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I would use these writing prompts to have students practice expository writing. I would write at the top of the sheet "Write to explain..." and let the students choose their writing prompt.

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Expository writing is used to present reasons and explanation about a topic in a step-by-step process. The expository essay should contain a main idea (thesis), supporting details (with transitions…

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Bell Ringers - Common Core - Expository Writing Prompts

Bell Ringers - Common Core - Expository Writing Prompts. Thirty writing prompts based on famous quotations. There are five quotes for each theme of six themes: Success, Inspiration, Self-reliance, Happiness, and Relationships. These can also be printed out on index cards and turned into fun task cards.

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STAAR Writing Warm-Ups {50 Expository and Narrative Prompts} | STAAR Writing | Expository Writing | Narrative Writing  These STAAR {LIKE} 50 Writing Prompts are perfect for Morning Work, Warm-Ups, Homework, and so much more!!  Keywords: STAAR, Writing, Expository, Narrative, Prompts, Warm-ups, Morning Work
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STAAR Writing Prompts

STAAR Writing Warm-Ups {50 Expository and Narrative Prompts} | STAAR Writing | Expository Writing | Narrative Writing These STAAR {LIKE} 50 Writing Prompts are perfect for Morning Work, Warm-Ups, Homework, and so much more!! Keywords: STAAR, Writing, Expository, Narrative, Prompts, Warm-ups, Morning Work

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In Texas, the new STAAR test requires 4th graders to write two expository papers, so there is a need to teach this type of writing to our students. This is just a list of possible writing prompts you can use to get your students writing expository papers!

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STAAR Expository Writing Complete Guide, Plus: Prompts

With this resource you will find a 49 page step-by-step guide teaching students to write an expert expository essay. This resource is 100% aligned to the Texas STAAR 4th Grade Expository Essay Scoring Guide that was released in May of 2015. Complete lessons, organizers, rubrics, STAAR like writing prompts and everything else you need to turn your class into expert expository writers.

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