narrative/expository writing - Dallas Independent School District

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Mission: Develop young men into impactful leaders through the development of their intellectual, moral, physical, social and emotional skills for the global society of tomorrow. Vision: "The School of Today for Tomorrow’s Leaders” Campus Motto: Believe. Achieve. Succeed.

Creed We are the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy We believe in the transformative powers of knowledge and wisdom We believe that success is brought about by perseverance, not chance We know our actions are governed by strength of character, rather than whims of emotion We resist excuses, holding ourselves accountable for our actions We are successful through honesty, humility, and the pursuit of intellectual excellence We are loyal to our family We are our Brother’s Keeper We are committed to our community We are servants of mankind We have the audacity to hope We have the audacity to succeed!

School Song We are the brothers of BOMLA With the goal of becoming the best in U.S.A. We believe perseverance, not chance, is the way to achieve. Our activities are governed by character, honesty, humility. Excuses don’t exist! We are loyal to our family Committed to our community Servants of mankind and humanity We have the audacity to HOPE and SUCCEED We are the brothers of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy We have the audacity to HOPE and Succeed We have the audacity to Believe, Achieve, Succeed We are the brothers of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Believe, Achieve, Succeed!

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WHAT IS THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE  When writing , you become the Author. So what is your purpose? Are you writing to  Persuade  Inform

 Entertain  Explain


Mrs. Kimberly Dickerson

HERE’S A REMINDER ON    Inform-(State the Facts, Teach, Explain)

 Persuade-(Convince, Argue, Prove)  Narrate-( Sequence , Events, Story)-Plot  Describe-(Create a picture)

 Entertain-( To amuse, tell a joke)

WRITING TO PERSUADE  The persuasive task requires students to take a position and present a consistent, sustained argument that supports it. 


REVIEW WRITING TO PERSUADE Take a stand and stay on the topic Given your reason in the introductory paragraph

Have paragraphs that support your reason Elaborate on your reason in each paragraph Begin each paragraph with a transition word

Include adjectives, adverbs, similes, and metaphors


Informative essays

 The purpose of an informative

 Sometimes called expository essays,

essay, sometimes called an expository

can be used for many purposes. They can

essay, is to educate on a certain topic. It is not for giving an opinion or

convincing someone to do

compare viewpoints on a controversial subject as long as they don’t include the author’s opinions. They may

analyze data, like in a cause and effect

something or change his beliefs. In

situation, or educate the audience on

addition to being informative, it

ways to do something, like solving a

needs to be interesting

certain kind of problem.

TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXTS  Biographies – accounts of the series of events of a person’s life

 Textbooks Informational writing is factual while fiction writing is not.

 Autobiographies – biographies

 Newspapers - a daily or

of yourself

 Magazines - periodic publications

containing pictures, stories, and articles of interest to those who purchase or subscribe to it (not all magazines are informational)

weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements  Remember: Informational writing is written to inform or explain something while fictional writing often is a story conveying an authors point of view or is written simply to entertain.



It is told from a particular point of view It makes and supports a point It is filled with precise detail It uses vivid verbs and modifiers It uses conflict and sequence as does any story It may use dialogue Narratives are generally written in the first person, using I. However, third person can also be used.


 The first important thing to remember about a narrative essay is that it tells a story.

 The author may write about • an experience or event from his or her past • a recent or an ongoing experience or event • something that happened to somebody else, such as a parent or a grandparent

NARRATIVE ESSAY  The second important thing about a narrative essay is that the story should have a point.  In the final paragraph, the author should come to an important conclusion about the experience that has just been described.