2013 Summer Workshops in Teaching Writing: Teaching Expository Writing.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> 2013 Summer Workshops in Teaching Writing: Teaching Expository Writing </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Last Week We Asked: What do we mean when we say Persuasive Writing? And how is that different from Argumentative writing? We did an experiment Argue with your partner about which pet is bettercats or dogs? Persuade your partner to go see a movie with you </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> e Argumentation Tends to be agonistic Debate between contending points of view Dependent more on reason and logic for its appeals (think lawyer) Persuasion May not be so antagonistic Focused on motivating someone to see, feel, think, or do something Naturally leans on appeals of ethos and pathos more than logos (think salesman) We Learned </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> We Learned STAAR Persuasive Writing Prompts --focus on an issue that is debatable or controversial and ask students to take a position or side on the issue and argue for that position. --leans more heavily on presenting REASONS in support of the position than on ethos or pathos --align more closely academic argumentation done in college </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> In terms of audience argument/persuasion means To move them to act or think differently than before they began reading A B </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> But what is the difference between expository writing and persuasive writing? let try another experiment Get together with a partner </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> First partner: Tell your partner about one benefit of biking. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Second partner: Explain to your partner why biking is better exercise than walking. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Back to first partner: Assume your colleague is a walker: convince her that biking is better exercise for her than walking. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> What did you notice between the three? 1: Tell about one benefit of biking 2: Explain why biking is better exercise than walking 3: Convince her why biking is better exercise than walking </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Expository vs. Persuasive To Persuade or Argue in terms of audience means to MOVE them Key words --convince --persuade --because (REASONS) Expository writing as INFORMATIONAL writing, in terms of audience, means to FILL IN the audience does not KNOW; the writer tells them Key words --to explain --to tell --to inform (even to describe or to show) </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Treacherous waters Prompts that ask students to present one thing over another Prompts that ask writers to explain why Examples: WRITE an essay explaining whether it is better to work by yourself or with a group. WRITE an essay explaining why hard work is necessary to be successful. WRITE an essay explaining whether people should be more concerned about others than about themselves. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Expository Writing to FILL IN your audience Persuasive Writing to MOVE your audience let me change your mind let me convince you to do this let me tell you about </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Moffetts curriculum ascending the ladder of abstraction Theorizingthe argumentation of what will, may happen Generalizingthe exposition of what happens Reportingthe narrative of what happened Recordingthe drama of what is happening L. Lennie Irvin, San Antonio College Argument Exposition Narration Description </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Elastic Kernels: Moving from Narrative to Expository or Persuasive Writing Bernabei and Halls similar approach to build other kinds of writing from narrative from what happened to what happens or what should happen L. Lennie Irvin, San Antonio College </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Crossing2College: A Resource for College-Readiness in Writing </li> </ul>

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