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Expository Research Essay Project – Let’s Get Started!

Grade 2 Student Writing Sample

Expository Research Essay Project – Arctic Animal

To kick off the expository research process piece, I am going to begin with Writing a Suspenseful Riddle –  Arctic Animal.  The riddle lessons are featured in Empowering Writers January Lessons of the Month for grades 2-4 and grades 5-8.  If you are a k-1 teacher, make sure to check out the k-1 writing lesson on stretching out the middle of a story!  Click the links to download this month’s lesson!

I’ll be recapping each step of the way so you can see how this process piece unfolds over the next few weeks.  Take a look below at the finished samples of this super fun research project and please email me with any questions, comments, or student samples of your own!


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Student Expository Writing Samples

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Expository Research Essay Project k1 writing sample

1st grade student sample

Expository Research Essay Project - grade 2 writing sample

 2nd grade student sample                                              

Expository Research Essay Project - 6th grade writing sample

6th grade student  sample


January 2019