Writing, Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Remind your students that they need to develop an effective beginning, middle, and ending. Download and distribute the explanatory essay revising checklist to help students know what to look for during the revising step.
After you finish reviewing the compacted writing process for timed writing, give your students practice by having them analyze and respond to the following explanatory prompt.
In every household, different people have different responsibilities. Some people do the shopping. Some do the cleaning. Some do the homework. How are responsibilities split up in your household? Who does what? Write an explanatory essay that names the main responsibilities and explains who does them. Make sure to include specific details so that your classmates understand how things get done at your house.