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Writing Activities

Expository Writing- Writing that explains, describes, informs or instructs using evidence or facts to support main idea/s.

Argumentation/Persuasive– Gives an opinion and seeks to influence the reader’s thinking with supporting evidence.

 Descriptive– Vividly describes people, places or thing using appropriate details. The writing enables the readers to visualize the topic and to feel as though they are part of the scene.

 Narrative– Real or imagined writing that tells a story or part of a story. Narrative writing is generally characterized as having a plot, characters, and a setting.

Poetry– Writing that uses language in an evocative way to express ideas, emotions, or experiences.