EXPOSITORY READING & WRITING
Entering Grades nine and ten – Expository reading and writing skills prepare students to excel on the reading and writing portions of standardized tests, while also developing lifelong literacy. Students will look at reading as a process. Reading critically, students will learn to make predictions about texts, analyze both content and rhetorical structures as well as properly use materials from texts to support their own written arguments. Readings will be enhanced through expository writing, most often through timed essays. Students will learn to organize ideas and construct persuasive arguments that further their own ideas using a developed voice.