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The Informational / Expository Essay

An introduction to the informational essay
by

Jess Bayne

on 20 January 2015

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Transcript of The Informational / Expository Essay

Must Knows
Well??
The Informational Essay
Notes
What is an
Expository
Essay??
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aka: Expository Writing
What you are writing
2 pages min
Use Outside resources
2 sources (not everything from one spot
MLA format
Pages 461-463 in text book
You have
read
a few!
Information article on the
growth and
meaning of hip-hop music
(413-422)
Articles
on global
warming
(211-218)
tsunami of
2004
(221- 230)
Well,
expository text
is writing that EXPLAINs
something!
(rather than tell a story)

Informational Texts =
Inform
So WHAT am I
Supposed to
WRITE about?
Two Choices:
1. a tradition from
Your cultural
heritage
2. A foreign
cultural tradition
YOU
CHOOSE
ONE
What is a Tradition
?
an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom); the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by
word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction; cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions; characteristic manner, method, or style
Hey!
Fill
In Your
NOTES!!
Thank you, Webster!!
What do
YOU
think?
Have You read some?
IDEAS?
carving pumpkins
Eating collards and Black
eyed peas on New Years
Throwing salt
Not walking
under ladders
giving diamonds
for engagement
rings
candle in the
window
Something old
something new
something ...
Tooth fairy
Wisbone
Christmas Lights
Tooth-
Fairy
What
is The
Tooth Fairy?
Where
did it
come
from?
Is it
something
done around
the
world??
answer
answer
answer
Answer
answer
answer
answer
answer
answer
What are some
QUESTIONS to
ask BEFORE you begin
researching??
1. What?
2. Where?
3. When?
4. Who Cares?
5. ??

Then, BEGIN by LOOKING for the answers to your questions!
We will pick back up HERE next week.

YOU come back next




with your
WEDNESDAY
Topics Chosen and Questions Written!
So? What is it?
I'm choosing
Tooth Fairy.
Welcome!
12/4/2013
Focus today:
Introduction to the

Informational Essay
from Unit 5
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