6 Best Writing Lessons Ever
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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

Informational/Expository Writing - Student Samples by Grade Level



Are you looking to provide specific feedback to your students in order to improve their writing? These samples are annotated for the specific skills students applied effectively in their writing and suggestions are included for improvement. Download each sample and use them as a guide to analyze your own student samples and give you the language to provide feedback based on instruction. The suggested lessons can be found in the Empowering Writers Informational/Expository guides.


Download Grade 2 - Martial Artist
Download Grade 3 - Hamsters
Download Grade 3 - Travel
Download Grade 3 - Pool Fun
Take me there! Grade 4 - An Expository Writing Sample Page Link
Take me there! “Garden School” – Annotated Samples – Narrative, Opinion, & Expository
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“Dogs” – Expository Annotated Sample

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Topics:Student Writing LessonsStudent Writing SamplesExpository WritingResource by Grade LevelGrades 2-5Response to TextExpository Student Writing Samples