If you are not familiar with Step Up to Writing(SUTW), I highly recommend checking it out. It is a writing program that provides organizational support for writers. I began using the program 8 years ago as a 5th grade teacher and have continued to incorporate components of it throughout the years.
My favorite writing tool from SUTW is the expository stoplight.
I reinforced this tool with sentence strips and color coded sentences.
I am very proud of the learning that my students participated in and am eager to see the continuous writing growth that will take place this year.
How do you teach expository writing?