Module IV.

Expository, Informative & Persuasive Writing


Expository means to explain something, so you can see that expository writing encompasses much of the writing that students do from early grade school on up through college. The strategies and worksheets in this module teach a simple structure for both expository and persuasive and provide students with a solid foundation in these forms of writing. The strategies build on the question strategies used in Module I, so students will feel comfortable and confident in no time. Prepare to have fun! Expository and persuasive writing work our thinking skills, and there are fun and challenging ways to practice!

In this module, students learn:

  • the difference between expository, informative and persuasive writing
  • a simple formula that teaches the structure and organization of expository and persuasive writing
  • how to quickly create an expository outline that supports a thesis statement
  • how to expand and develop expository and persuasive paragraphs
  • a fun strategy to capture the main idea in each paragraph
  • a fun strategy that helps students explore different points of view
  • practice in strengthening analytical and reasoning skills
  • ways to support arguments and opinions
  • how to problem-solve and resolve conflicts
  • practice in coming to consensus
  • practice in organizing and writing informative pieces
  • transition words that help students follow the basic expository and persuasive structure

Get Started!

To download the STRATEGIES for Module IV: Expository, Informative & Persuasive Writing, CLICK HERE

These strategies can be used again and again with the same students and with all age groups until mastery is achieved.

To download the WORKSHEETS for Module IV, CLICK HERE.

Worksheets are generally used once and reinforce the strategies.


These print-outs assist with teaching the strategies. They can be printed on colored paper and laminated. .

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