ERIC Number: ED249518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Expository Writing.
Christensen, Linda, Ed.; And Others
Designed to help teachers find an effective approach in teaching expository writing, this guide divides expository writing into five main types: definition/classification, comparison/contrast, thesis/proof, problem/solution, and inference (drawing conclusions). Five different starter techniques are presented with each of the five main types of exposition: unfinished sentence, sentence synthesis, framed paragraph, expansion by paragraphing, and outlining (question-answer detail). These techniques are used to teach expository writing at the elementary school level and at the middle school/high school level. They are used both in the language arts and the home economics curricula. (HOD)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Home Economics, Paragraph Composition, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Wisconsin Writing Project, 556c Teacher Education Building, University of Wisconsin, 225 North Mills St., Madison, WI 53706 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison, Univ. Extension.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Identifiers: National Writing Project; Outlining; Wisconsin Writing Project
Note: For other guides in this series, see CS 208 605.