GUIDE TO EXPOSITORY WRITING
A Step-by-Step Manual for Helping Students Craft Successful Essays
Reproducible curriculum unit
This step-by-step process helps students grasp a topic, narrow it down, and identify the most important aspects of the idea they want to write about. The text leads students to the creation of a workable thesis sentence, which in turn controls the body of the work. In the body of the composition, students enlarge their ideas in paragraph form. This process also reinforces a logical presentation of ideas in the text, and causes students to think about the importance of each part of their paper. The steps in this guide help students develop a rough draft. Later, they refine the composition with improved vocabulary, sentence structure, and transitions to smooth the reader’s movement from each line of thought to the conclusion. Grades 6–12. Interact. 2009 edition.