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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Elements of Expository Texts

Grade: 8th Grade



write a multi-paragraph essay to convey information about a topic that:
  1. presents effective introductions and concluding paragraphs;
  2. contains a clearly stated purpose or controlling idea;
  3. is logically organized with appropriate facts and details and includes no extraneous information or inconsistencies;
  4. accurately synthesizes ideas from several sources; and
  5. uses a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions to link paragraphs;

8th Grade Writing - Elements of Expository Texts Lesson
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