Expository Essay Writing Tips Part 3

Week One, Day 3 continued

  • Proofreading

Now take a look at your paragraph. Use this checklist to analyze your paragraph for errors. If you see any of these errors, make your paper using the proofreading marks from the chart.

            Do you see any missing capitalization?

            Do you see any missing punctuation?

            Do you see any mis-spelled words?

Now give your paragraph to your teacher or fellow student. Ask that person to check for the things you checked for and to use the proper proofreading marks if they find something you missed.

·      Final Copy

Now after all the improvements have received attention & the corrections have been noted, it is time to re-write the paragraph with the additions!

·      Publishing

Think about what you would like to do to publish. This is what you will do in the next lesson.

Week One, Day 4

Parts of a Paragraph Review

Fill in the blanks.

The first sentence is the                         sentence.  This is your                                                             to the question.  The second sentence is your first    or                                                                         that explains the                                                                  . The third sentence is your second                             or                           that explains the                             _. The                        sentence is your                             reason or detail that explains the topic.  The last sentence is your                                                                            . This re-states the                                      .

Week One, Day 4 continued

Parts of a Paragraph Review ANSWERS

Fill in the blanks.

The first sentence is the _topic                   sentence. This is your _answer                                                    to the question. The second sentence is your first _reason                          or _detail                                                                 that explains the

_topic                 .  The third sentence is your second _reason           or _detail                       that explains the _topic     . The _fourth              sentence is your _third                         reason or detail that explains the topic.  The last sentence is your _conclusion               . This re-states the     topic              .

Week One, Day 4 continued

Publishing

  1. Publishing is the last step of the writing process when you get to put your hard work on display. There are many things you can do to publish. For example:
    • Submit your work to The Writing Garden
    • Make a video of your work using Animoto (www.animoto.com)
    • Read it aloud to your family after dinner
    • Make a podcast of your work

What did you decide to do? Make it happen today and celebrate your work!

Week One Quiz REVIEW Sheet

Know the following by looking at this week’s lessons again:

  • The Writing Process
  • Parts of a Paragraph
  • What it means to revise
  • How to proofread
  • Subjects
  • Predicates
  • Fragments
  • Run-ons
  • Complete Sentences
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