Expository Writing Frame

What is a writing frame?

Writing frames are a great way to get your students to practice writing. Rather than using a generic prompt, writing frames engage students in a type of writing by providing structure. This helps students better plan their writing, spending less time organizing thoughts, and more time focusing on their writing.

Expository writing is a critical part of our students' writing curriculum. Learning to write concise, concrete, and effective pieces of expository writing can be difficult for many students. Writing frames help minimize this difficulty by providing clear structures and organizational frameworks for student writers.

This writing frame is a downloadable tool your students can use to structure their expository writing. By breaking down the essentials of a good piece of expository writing, your students learn how to write more structured and effective pieces of expository writing. This frame provides spaces for all of the core elements of expository writing, including: topic, topic sentence, examples, citations, personal experiences, concluding statements, and space to write your paragraph.