Expository Text Lesson Plan

Instructor: Angela Janovsky

Angela has taught middle and high school English, Business English and Speech for nine years. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and has earned her teaching license.

This lesson plan utilizes a video lesson and discussion questions outlining the traits of expository text. An independent activity allows students to test their writing skills, and extension ideas can expand the lesson further.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define and identify examples of expository text
  • Explain the difference between narrative and expository writing

Length

45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

Materials

  • Samples of types of expository text and narratives for the game and independent activity
  • Computers for word processing

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