Expository Paragraphs

Expository paragraphs are perhaps the easiest kind paragraph to explain to students, but they are the toughest in terms of inspiring students to put in the work required to create an interesting thesis and support it with a variety of relevant details. Here are a few lessons to lay out the basics of expository writing and help inspire your students to dig into a variety of sources for their supporting details:

Lesson 1: Fact vs. Opinion

Lesson 2: Using facts and statistics

Lesson 3: Using examples