STAAR Essays

Melissa Moffett & Camille Layen & Emma Zeske

Personal Narratives

- personal thoughts

- usually in 1st person POV

- a story that has happened to you

- written as if it were happening to you again

Expository Essays

- informative or persuasive

- not a story

- based on facts

- usually two examples including a universal (book, movie, etc...) and personal example (something that has happened to you)


- they both include a personal example

- they both have a lesson

- usually have about four paragraphs

- focused on one subject