Expository Writing Process
Be a STAR on the STAAR!
Read the prompt and think about what it means. Is it really an expository prompt?
Create a circle map about the prompt possibilities.
Pick a topic
Brainstorm about the topic you chose in a circle map
Make a partial multi flow map with 5 reasons
Draw a FLEE map and begin to plan your essay. Write your opening paragraph, reasons to explain why, and a closing paragraph.
Remember that your reasons to explain why should be global and different from each other.
Add transition phrases.
Read your story off the map
Write your rough draft in your packet.
Re-Read what you wrote and edit your writing.(You can read it to your desk.) Check for capitalization, punctuation,* spelling.
Re-read what you wrote and revise your writing. Check for the writing tools.
WRITE on the LINED paper.
READ your MASTERPIECE