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Writing Expository Essays (2006)

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Presents the basics of expository writing, from composing the introduction and the thesis statement to assembling body paragraphs to writing an effective conclusion.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Expository Essays

Writing Effective Paragraphs (2006)

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Writers, ranging from a sportswriter for a school newspaper to a student working on a research project, demonstrate the processes of developing a focused thesis statement as well as structuring and writing solid introductory, supporting and concluding paragraphs.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Effective Paragraphs

Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes (2006)

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This program suggests strategies to help discern the appropriate tone for a piece of writing based on purpose and audience. Student writers, ranging from an avid cyclist on a fundraising campaign for an upcoming school trip to a writer communicating with her fellow club members on the Internet, use formal and informal writing to accomplish their task.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes

Writing Persuasive Essays (2006)

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In this program, a young writer must compose a convincing letter to the school news paper to win his classmates' votes for student council, while another writer is challenged to research and write a supporting argument in favor of an issue that she feels strongly against.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Persuasive Essays

Writing for Students: Editing & Proofreading (2006)

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It's time to dot your i's, and cross your t's and carefully reread what you've written...in other words, it's time to edit and proofread! The conventions of writing, including grammar and mechanics, ensure that what is written accurately conveys what the writer intended to express.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
:23
Writing for Students: Editing & Proofreading