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Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing

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5 paragraphs, 1 thesis statement. 

Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion. 

Legitimate facts. 

The humble and ubiquitous Expository Essay.  

It seems straightforward, doesn’t it? But educators who have taught expository writing know there are a variety of ways for students to get stuck, like topic choice, organization, lack of creativity, thesis, to name a few. Teaching expository writing can be a fruitful endeavor, guiding students to use available tools – like the writing process, mentor texts, and graphic organizers – to write essays well. This course shows you how to refresh and improve your skills with expository writing instruction.  

Course 5226: Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing discusses engaging and effective ways to improve both student expository writing, and writing instruction. Using key resources and examples, you will learn how to differentiate between the 5 typical structures of expository writing, understand how to use mentor texts for writing support, and activate the writing process for students and colleagues. Course resources include scaffolding and support for English Language Learners and students who are neurodiverse, along with strategies and insights to challenge the status quo of your writing instruction.  

We hope to see you on our rosters! 

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Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing

Course 5226 | 3-Credit | Gr 5-12+
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