Lesson Plan

Writing Expository Essay

Introductory Paragraph
Jewel P.
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...write an effective introducitve paragraph for an expository essay.

English Language Arts
Grades 8
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1 Direct Instruction

Activity: Creating

Using the Promethean Board, the Teacher will model the steps for writing an effective introductory paragraph to an expository essay:  

  • annotate the prompt for topic
  • within the prompt underline specif instructions to the writer.  
  • identify three reasons
  • write the introductory paragraph

Teacher responds to students' questions

Teacher will put a different expository prompt on the promethean board.  

Student Instructions

Students will follow the teacher as the prompt is annotated on the Promethean Board and the introductory prompt is writter.

Students analyze the introductory paragraph and ask questions.


Students write an introductory paragraph to an expository essay.