2nd Grade Expository vs. Narrative Writing

woman doctors

This week at the RBE Library, our 2nd grade students were getting their introduction into Expository writing.

For this lesson I used a GREAT new book that i just love called Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? : The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

First, we talked about the main difference between narrative and expository writing. We used this What is Expository Writing Graphic Organizer to note the differences.  Next, we read this wonderful and lively text that is a great example of expository writing. We learned all about how Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree.

I talked to the kids about how she had many other achievements, but the subject of this book focuses on how she became a doctor. We will filled out the graphic organizer then with the main idea of the text and some of the most important details for that main idea.

This was a really fun lesson and a GREAT book to use a model of an expository text!



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