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What are forms of expository writing?

Forms of Expository Writing

Expository writing is writing to show knowledge of a subject. It is commonly used. If you have ever read a how to article or an article in a magazine that explains a piece of content, you have read expository writing. Expository writing is used in most professional environments so it is very important, and I think the most important, type of writing for students to learn. Here are some forms of expository writing that a teacher can assign in a classroom environment.
  • Expository Paragraph
  • Expository Essay
  • Data Based Question Essay
  • Expository Newspaper Article
  • Textbook Writer Activity
  • Expository Children’s Book Writer

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Leveled-Expository-Writing-System-867302 offers an expository writing system that teaches students the writing process using levels or steps.

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What is a DBQ essay?

Primary Source for an Expository DBQ Essay

A DBQ essay or a data based question essay is a form of expository writingDBQ‘s are commonly seen in social studies. It depends on the state stardards when or even if this form of expository writing will be introduced to the student. In NY, students are required to write a DBQ as young as fifth grade. That means they might be introduced to it as young as fourth grade. In GA, it is only introduced if the students take an AP, advanced placement, class or is in the gifted program, but even the latter is up to the personal preference of the teacher.

Data Based Question Essays use documents to reinforce the point the expository writer is making. The documents are usually primary sources however secondary sources can also be used. The documents are cited by the writer of the expository DBQ essay.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Leveled-Expository-Writing-System-867302 offers an outline included in it’s expository leveled writing system that can help organize students.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

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