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The Comprehensive Expository Guide for Grades 6 – 8 was designed to provide everything you’ll need to teach expository writing. Students can make dramatic progress with their writing during the middle school years. Many will have the vocabulary, academic skills and body of general knowledge to make writing a meaningful way of communicating their interests and viewpoints. However, some will require significant support in all phases of the writing process and all will require ongoing review of the skills they need to organize their thoughts for writing, conduct effective research, and glean information from a variety of texts. Overall, the goal for the middle school years is to make writing a means through which students can effectively “show what they know.” Being able to do so is crucial for success in high school, college, and beyond. 

The Teacher’s Manual is available in English only, but the CD includes students pages in both English and Spanish for print or projection.

 

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Students can make dramatic progress with their writing during the middle school years. Many will have the vocabulary, academic skills and body of general knowledge to make writing a meaningful way of communicating their interests and viewpoints. However, some will require significant support in all phases of the writing process and all will require ongoing review of the skills they need to organize their thoughts for writing, conduct effective research, and glean information from a variety of texts. Overall, the goal for the middle school years is to make writing a means through which students can effectively “show what they know.” Being able to do so is crucial for success in high school, college, and beyond. 

The activities included in this guide will teach students to:

  • Recognize and distinguish between genres, including the sub-genres of expository writing. They will be able to spot the subtle differences between expository and opinion writing as well as opinion writing and the more complex argumentative writing.
  • Organize information in a logical manner so that their writing is easily understood, cohesive, and effective.
  • Develop broad yet distinct main ideas.
  • Generate a variety of rich supporting details and fact-based evidence.
  • Conduct effective research and enhance their writing with quotes, statistics, amazing facts, descriptive segments, and anecdotes.
  • Write compelling introductions with powerful leads and clear topic sentences.
  • Creatively restate their main ideas in conclusions that sum up the whole piece and end with decisive, memorable statements.
  • Respond to a variety of writing assessments with confidence.