Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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What is the best definition of expository writing?

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1. Which of these is NOT needed in expository writing?

2. Which of these is the best example of a supporting detail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you five short questions about expository writing. You'll need to understand the purpose of this writing style and answer questions about supporting details, topic sentences, closing sentences and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Define expository writing
  • Understand what is and what isn't needed in expository writing
  • Recognize an example of a supporting detail
  • Match the best supporting detail with a topic sentence
  • Describe a closing sentence

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about topic and closing sentences
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about expository writing tell what is and isn't needed in them
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the term expository writing

Additional Learning

Check out Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples to learn more about this writing style. This lesson will help you:

  • Recognize examples of expository writing
  • Learn another name for this writing style
  • Read expository writing sample paragraphs