Unpacking Expository Essays
Introducing Thesis Statements
Structure of an Expository Essay
Hook- Broad general statement that will get the reader's attention
Bridge-Narrow down the topic and give background information
Thesis- Tell the reader what the essay is about, state an opinion and provide three reasons you can expand upon.
Two-Three Body Paragraphs
Mrs. Gale's Example Thesis Statement...
Claim + Evidence = Thesis
Thesis = An opinion and three reasons to defend the opinion.
Bananas are the most nutritious food available today; They are rich in potassium and vitamin B-6, they are composed of 75% water, and contain 3 grams of fiber in a 100 calorie serving.
Turn to a partner and...
1. Expand on my claim
2. Identify my three supporting details
Now you try!
Should cheerleading be considered a sport?
Now, create a thesis statement stating your claim, and back up your claim with three reasons you can expand upon later.