All About Expository


Hey Class!! Start here to complete the Webquest. Unit 3 Writing focuses on informative/expository texts as writers. You will learn about expository writing and complete your packet as you go.

Here are your lesson objectives:

Lesson Objective(s):

  • Define and identify examples of expository text

  • Explain the difference between narrative and expository writing

  • Understand the author's purpose for expository writing

Go to the TASK tab for next steps. See you there!!



Your task is to complete the WEBQUEST to learn all about expository.

You will discover the differences between narratives and expository, identify the author's purpose for using expository text, and determine the elements that contribute to an effective expository writing. 

Complete all of the necessary sections of your WEBQUEST packet as you go. 


You must watch all three videos on this page:


What is expository text/writing? Watch the following video and record your answers on your Webquest packet:



Here are two more videos that will explain the differences between narrative and expository text?

What are the differences between a narrative and expository text? Watch the following videos and record your answers on the table in your Webquest packet. 


Here's your last video. Make sure to record the differences in the table in your packet.




The following link is an example of an expository writing. Use the information at this link to complete the last page in your Webquest packet on the subject of "Friendship." 

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Read the expository/informative writing and identify the topic sentence (controlling idea), the main ideas,  supporting details,  the closing statement (conclusion), and any transition words you find.

Don't forget to write your findings in your Webquest packet. 


Use your Webquest packet and notes to create an anchor chart on Expository Writing. This anchor chart will be a helpful tool to use when you compose your expository essay.