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The Expository Essay A World Caf Slide 2 Expository Reminders Questions: How can an expository text be organized? What makes an expository text engaging? If the tone is INFORMATIVE, what are examples of words that can create this tone? What is the difference between clear unambiguous language and the opposite of this request: language that is unclear and ambiguous? How do you write a thesis? Slide 3 Play the Scholar Voice in Expository The writer is the expert. The writer controls the information that revealed to the audience. The writer must know her audience and why (purpose) she is speaking to this particular audience at this particular time. Slide 4 Example of an Expository Prompt Write an expository essay that explains the daily ritual performed by an artist, a writer, or a student you know and why this routine is important to his or her success. Example of an Expository Prompt We Will be Working with Today: Slide 5 So How Do We Prepare Our Students? One Way: text-based protocols The World Caf Slide 6 Slide 7 Our Turn We will need 5 groups of 5 or 6 based on the color of your text. Spread out in your groups through out our space. Read text and record thoughts, ideas, notes, etc. Resist the urge to talk until everyone in your group has finished. Pick up supplies, choose one recorder of big ideas and a facilitator. Answer questions in small groups. Record thoughts on your own paper. Rotate, leaving the head of the group to stay and lead the next group. The leader share some of the ideas the previous group explored when answering questions. Rotate again. Rotate if there is time for a third conversation. Share the big ideas. Debrief the process Slide 8 The Art of Conversation Getting students talking builds success Varying how those discussions occur builds interest and engagement Allowing for many voices to be heard crucial Provoking text important Thoughtful questions important Debriefing brings closure and builds the capacity to remember and connect to writing

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