Lesson 5: Chapters 7, 8, & 9 - Expository, Cause and Effect, and Compare and Contrast
This lesson covers the skills needed to write expository, cause and effect, and compare and contrast essays – from the prewriting stage through the final essays. It teaches how these essays inform or explain in the writing forms of research reports, book reports, how-to papers, and science-lab reports. It also covers explaining relationships between two things and analyzing the similarities and differences between two topics. Using details, Venn diagrams, having solid knowledge and interest around a topic, and writing with the “show don’t tell” lessons will help the student learn good writing habits.