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Expository Writing Seventh Grade to Adult Writing Lessons and Prompts

Expository Writing Prompts with Fiction
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     My Movie Moment (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     Letters from Griffin (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Collecting For a Collection (Grades 3-5)

     Reaching for the Goal (Grades 3-5)

     The Big Prize (Grades 3-6)

     That's How Ron Rolls: a Skateboarding Story (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 5)

     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Soccer History by Mail (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)

     A Mythic Order Adventure (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 7)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Science Solves Video Games (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-7)


Expository Writing Prompts with Nonfiction
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Sports (Grades 3-4)

     Meet Bigfoot (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Presidential Pets (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Meet Miranda Cosgrove (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Pass it Peyton! Peyton Manning (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Amazing Cnidarians (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-7)

     I Broke My Arm! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Lady Liberty (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Meet the Orchestra (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     The History of Labor Day (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     From the Ground Up (Grades 3-5)

     Alive or Not? (Grades 3-5)

     Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)

     Constitution Day (Grades 3-5)

     Rachel Carson, Environmentalist (Grades 3-5)

     Rocks and Minerals (Grades 3-5)

     The ABCs of Baroque Music (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Prairie Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Types of Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     History of Hip Hop (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How a Bicycle Works (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 6)

     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grades 4-5)

     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grades 4-5)

     Meat Munching Plants (Grades 4-5)

     Meet Dave the Bug Eater (Grades 4-5)

     Meet President Obama (Grades 4-5)

     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grades 4-5)

     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grades 4-5)

     Bright Lights in the Deep, Dark Sea (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Cleanup in the Gulf (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Pet Power: Animals to the Rescue (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Extreme Floods (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     My Body Can Do That? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Military Machines (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 1-8)

     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-7)

     George Washington, First President of the United States (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     How Sound Travels (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Ocean Life in the Intertidal Zone (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Skeleton (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Animals and the Oil Spill (Grades 4-6)

     Jane Addams, Social Worker (Grades 4-6)

     Louisa May Alcott, Author (Grades 4-6)

     Monster Trucks (Grades 4-6)

     Nellie Bly (Grades 4-6)

     Photosynthesis (Grades 4-6)

     Susan B. Anthony, the Woman on the Dollar Coin (Grades 4-6)

     The Sport of Climbing (Grades 4-6)

     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grades 4-6)

     Your Amazing Blood (Grades 4-6)

     Why Do We Have Red Ribbon Week? (Grades 4-6)

     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grades 4-6)

     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grades 4-6)

     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grades 4-6)

     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Anne Frank (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-10)

     Crime Scene Investigation (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-13)

     Cameras (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     History of Country Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How We Play Recorded Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Motorcycles (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Mysterious Cities (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Origami (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Pop Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Tropical Rainforests (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Types of Video Games (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Veterinarian (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     CSI: Blood Clues (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Electricians (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-9)

     The ABCs of Geometry (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grades 4-8)

     Making Money: a Rewarding Experience (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     A Look Into Space (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Animals That Use Mimicry (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Bo Obama, the First Dog (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Classifying Invertebrate Animals (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Rainbows (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     See the Light (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Sinkholes: Erosion Under the Ground (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Static Electricity (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     What Time Is It? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Amazing Brain! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Eyes (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)

     The Story of USS Arizona (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)

     A Galaxy Far, Far Away (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Chemical and Physical Changes (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     El Nino (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Everglades National Park (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Famous Pyramids (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Life in Colonial America (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Matter, Atoms, Molecules, and Elements (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Mitosis: Cell Division (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Mountains (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Ocean Zones (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Olympic National Park (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Out of This World (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Reading a Weather Map (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Neritic Zone (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Sense of Taste (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Sense of Touch (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Solution Is Lemonade (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Charles Marion Russell, Painter of the Wild West (Grades 5-6)

     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance (Grades 5-6)

     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grades 5-6)

     Invasive Species (Grades 5-6)

     Martin Luther King, Jr.: In His Own Words (Grades 5-6)

     The AC/DC War (Grades 5-6)

     The Great American Smokeout (Grades 5-6)

     The History of April Fools' Day (Grades 5-6)

     The Periodic Table (Grades 5-6)

     The Universe (Grades 5-6)

     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grades 5-6)

     Punkin Chunkin' (Grades 5-6)

     CSI: Fingerprints (Grades 5-6)

     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Jennifer Hudson (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-9)

     So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Wow! The New Seven Wonders of the World! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Animal Invaders (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Solving the Mystery of What Killed the Dinosaurs (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-10)

     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     All About Snow (Grades 5-7)

     Animals in the Everglades (Grades 5-7)

     Hats (Grades 5-7)

     Hedgehogs (Grades 5-7)

     Plants in the Everglades (Grades 5-7)

     Salamanders (Grades 5-7)

     Satchel Paige (Grades 5-7)

     The Hubble Telescope (Grades 5-7)

     The Komodo Dragon (Grades 5-7)

     The Winchester Mystery House (Grades 5-7)

     What's Behind the Mask? (Grades 5-7)

     World War I Weapons (Grades 5-7)

     Wyatt Earp (Grades 5-7)

     As Quick as Lightning (Grades 5-7)

     Classical Music 1750-1820 (Grades 5-7)

     Earth's Tectonic Plates (Grades 5-7)

     Madam C.J. Walker (Grades 5-7)

     The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grades 5-7)

     Where Dinosaurs Walked (Grades 5-7)

     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grades 5-7)

     CSI: DNA Evidence (Grades 5-7)

     Snowmobiles (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Computers (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grades 5-8)

     Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (Grades 5-8)

     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)

     Bringing in the New Year (Grades 5-8)

     Famous Pirates (Grades 5-8)

     Frisbees (Grades 5-8)

     Gargoyles (Grades 5-8)

     Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Grades 5-8)

     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grades 5-8)

     The Tower of London (Grades 5-8)

     Totem Poles (Grades 5-8)

     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grades 5-8)

     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grades 5-8)

     The World of Skateboarding (Grades 5-8)

     Haiti Then and Now (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Meet George Washington (Grades 6-7)

     Disaster at Sea: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill (Grades 6-7)

     Fascinating Firsts of Famous First Ladies (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     From Jackie O. On: Interesting Information about America's First Ladies (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Antarctica, Land of Surprises (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Mexico's Independence Day (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Sedimentary Rocks: Clastic and Non-clastic (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Explorers of the New World (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Hispanic Americans (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     One Hundred Years of White House Pets (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-9)

     Acid Rain (Grades 6-8)

     African Elephants (Grades 6-8)

     Albert Einstein (Grades 6-8)

     Alexander Graham Bell (Grades 6-8)

     Amazing Albatrosses (Grades 6-8)

     Amazing Armadillos (Grades 6-8)

     Amazing Flamingos (Grades 6-8)

     Amazing Mountain Peaks (Grades 6-8)

     Amelia Earhart (Grades 6-8)

     Angel Island (Grades 6-8)

     Asian Elephants (Grades 6-8)

     Carrie Nation (Grades 6-8)

     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grades 6-8)

     Castles: Mighty Fortresses (Grades 6-8)

     Chameleons (Grades 6-8)

     Cockroaches (Grades 6-8)

     Daredevils of Niagara Falls (Grades 6-8)

     Day of the Dead (Grades 6-8)

     Dragonflies (Grades 6-8)

     Early Women Aviators (Grades 6-8)

     Edgar Allan Poe (Grades 6-8)

     Eleanor Roosevelt (Grades 6-8)

     Elizabeth Blackwell (Grades 6-8)

     Emily Dickinson (Grades 6-8)

     Endangered Butterflies (Grades 6-8)

     Fifty Years of Fads (Grades 6-8)

     Fireflies (Grades 6-8)

     Flying in Alaska: Bush Planes (Grades 6-8)

     Frida Kahlo (Grades 6-8)

     Galapagos Tortoises (Grades 6-8)

     Georgia O'Keeffe (Grades 6-8)

     Geronimo (Grades 6-8)

     Ghost Towns in Alaska (Grades 6-8)

     Halloween (Grades 6-8)

     Harry Houdini (Grades 6-8)

     Henri Matisse (Grades 6-8)

     Here Comes the Snow! (Grades 6-8)

     Hippopotamuses (Grades 6-8)

     Isadora Duncan (Grades 6-8)

     It's Snowing: Watch Out! (Grades 6-8)

     John Philip Sousa (Grades 6-8)

     Juggling (Grades 6-8)

     Life in Antarctica (Grades 6-8)

     London Landmarks (Grades 6-8)

     Malcolm X (Grades 6-8)

     Memorial Day (Grades 6-8)

     Mount Everest (Grades 6-8)

     Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii (Grades 6-8)

     Nikola Tesla (Grades 6-8)

     Pablo Picasso (Grades 6-8)

     Parrots (Grades 6-8)

     Pocahontas (Grades 6-8)

     Popcorn (Grades 6-8)

     Presidential Memorials (Grades 6-8)

     Ptarmigan (Grades 6-8)

     Rainforests (Grades 6-8)

     Rosa Parks (Grades 6-8)

     Running a Marathon (Grades 6-8)

     Sacagawea (Grades 6-8)

     Seven Deadly Spiders (Grades 6-8)

     Sled Dogs of Denali (Grades 6-8)

     Sojourner Truth (Grades 6-8)

     Susan B. Anthony (Grades 6-8)

     The Titanic (Grades 6-8)

     The Aztecs (Grades 6-8)

     The Belize Barrier Reef (Grades 6-8)

     The Berlin Wall (Grades 6-8)

     The Bill of Rights (Grades 6-8)

     The Brooklyn Bridge (Grades 6-8)

     The Constitution of the United States (Grades 6-8)

     The Eiffel Tower (Grades 6-8)

     The First Lady of the United States (Grades 6-8)

     The Galapagos Islands (Grades 6-8)

     The Golden Gate Bridge (Grades 6-8)

     The Great San Francisco Earthquake (Grades 6-8)

     The Incas (Grades 6-8)

     The Klondike Gold Rush (Grades 6-8)

     The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Grades 6-8)

     The Okapi (Grades 6-8)

     The Other Camelids (Grades 6-8)

     The Pony Express (Grades 6-8)

     The Serum Run to Nome (Grades 6-8)

     The Statue of Liberty (Grades 6-8)

     The Supreme Court (Grades 6-8)

     The Transcontinental Railroad (Grades 6-8)

     The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Grades 6-8)

     The Tuskegee Airmen (Grades 6-8)

     The United States Flag (Grades 6-8)

     Trench Warfare in World War I (Grades 6-8)

     Vitus Bering (Grades 6-8)

     Water Buffalo (Grades 6-8)

     Wolverines (Grades 6-8)

     The History of the Circus (Grades 6-8)

     Crop Circles (Grades 6-8)

     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grades 6-8)

     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grades 6-8)

     The Bermuda Triangle (Grades 6-8)

     Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! (Reading Level 7; Interest Level 6)

     Leonardo da Vinci (Grades 7-8; Interest Level: Grades 6-10)

     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grades 7-9; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)


Expository Writing Books
     The Trip in Time (Grades 3-4)

     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Ogres (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Wild and Wacky Money Myths and Traditions (Grades 4-5)

     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Centaurs (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Unicorns (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Werewolves (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Vampires (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grades 5-8)

     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 8-12)


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