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Using relevant examples, reasons,
and
explanations to support ideas
in writing is important!

 



 

 

What does the word relevant mean?

Relevant means
having something to do with the
topic.

For example, if you were writing about your favorite game, you wouldn't include details about your pet.

When you write, you should include
relevant
examples, reasons, and explanations
to
support your topic!

 

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Let's take a look at four types of writing
and the effect that
relevant examples, reasons,
and
explanations have on each type!

I bet you'll see the difference they make!

After reading each example,
click on the face (
OR  ) you think has relevant examples, reasons, and explanations.

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Descriptive Writing
Descriptive writing describes a person, place, thing, or idea. Using relevant examples, reasons, and explanations helps the reader make a clear picture of what is being described.


     I have a dog. He is big. He is fun. I like my dog very much.

 

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     I have a large, black lab named Trouble. He weighs 102 pounds. His paws are the size of my fist. Trouble loves to fetch and swim. I like him more than I like my favorite toy.
 

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Narrative Writing
Narrative writing tells a story. Using relevant examples, reasons, and explanations makes the story more interesting and realistic. It should include who, what, when, where, why, and how!


     Debbie and I had fun. We went to the beach. We wanted to swim. We had fun.

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     Debbie, my very best friend, spent an adventure filled day with me. First, we went to the sunny, sandy beach. We splashed and dove in the water. We built sand castles. I buried her in the sand! Lunch was the best. We bought food at the concession stand. At the end of the day, we rode our bikes home. We had a terrific, action-packed day!
 

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Persuasive Writing
Persuasive writing gives your opinion about a topic, then tries to convince others to agree with you. Using relevant examples, reasons, and explanations will help you to persuade someone that you are right.


     Homework is important. Do homework every night. It is the right thing to do.

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     Do you want to get a fantastic grade on your next test? If the answer is yes, do your homework every night. You will learn your lessons without even realizing it. The work gets easier because homework is practice, and practice makes perfect. Try it and see! I think you'll agree with me!
 

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Expository Writing
Expository writing gives information about a topic. This includes giving directions, showing someone how to do something, or explaining an idea or thought. Using relevant examples, reasons, and explanations, through use of time-order words will make this type of writing easily understood.


     Walk across the street. Get to the other side. Look both ways.

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     Always cross the street safely. Before you start, stand on the sidewalk and look both ways. Take a small step forward if you can't see clearly. Next, check again. If the coast is clear, begin to cross.
 

 

As you can see, using relevant examples, reasons,
and explanations to support ideas
in writing is important!

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