Sunday, January 13, 2013

Common Core Expository Writing Pack & Freebie

At the beginning of the year I created a Common Core Opinion Writing for the Whole Year, with intentions of doing a pack for expository, also.  Well, life got in the way and I just had not been able to work on it until now.  Finally!   
I have something to share! 



Here is a (general) freebie from the pack, just visit the TPT link here and click the option to "download preview" under the" add to cart" button.

I tried to follow (sort of) the same format of my other pack, but addressing the different components and types of Informational Writing:
How to, Descriptions, Cause & Effect, Problem & Solution, Comparisons, & Sequence
Find it:


If you would like a chance to win a copy, leave a comment below about anything with your email address and I will choose a winner tonight!
The winner is: Kyp!

I am sending you an email right now! Congrats!

 Have a great Sunday!


86 comments:

  1. This looks great! I bought your opinion pack and love it. Even though I teach 2nd grade, the standards are pretty much the same so I can use this one too. We are just starting expository writing so I could really use this one.

    Swimming into Second

    swimmingintosecond@att.net

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  2. Would love to use this! Thanks for all your work! :)

    ~Sonia

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  3. This looks awesome and would love to use it in my classroom!

    sunburst541@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks for the freebie! The packet looks fantastic :)

    Catherine
    brownbagteacher@gmail.com
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  5. This looks great! Would love to win a copy to use!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  6. This would be great for my students. Just right for the common core. amandalawson4@gmail.com

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  7. Oops! Forgot to leave my email! sonia.hofstetter@mcpherson.com

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  8. This looks fantastic! I could totally use this in my classroom right now.

    caitlinelise.payne@gmail.com

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  9. Thank you for the writing pack and making common core expository look easy.

    venusj9@gmail.com

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  10. This looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your freebie!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  11. I would really appreciate being able to use this packet with my students! Thank you!!!

    veronica.varela@live.com

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  12. We are working really hard in our school to come up with writing prompts for first grade that align to common core. This would be a great asset for us... :)

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  13. This looks awesome! Expository writing can be so challenging for the little ones!!

    Katie
    smileykate52@hotmail.com
    Smiles from 2nd Grade

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  14. We are working really hard in our school to come up with writing prompts for first grade that align to common core. This would be a great asset for us... :)

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  15. Love your packets! Thanks for creating this for us "firsties" so we can transition easily into CC!
    debramorga@att.net

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  16. It looks like an awesome pack. Thanks for working so hard to help all of us.

    Amanda Norman
    amdelozier@hotmail.com

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  17. What a great addition to your other pack! I'm positive my kids would benefit from this as much as your other I used!! Great job!

    Kiah
    kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

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  18. These resources look great. I would love to have a copy for myself. Thank you for the freebie!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  19. I teach a combined 1st and 2nd grade class, so teaching writing can be quite challenging! This would be so helpful! Thanks for the freebie! )
    Deb
    luv2teach77@yahoo.com

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  20. What a wonderful packet! Full of awesome activities! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  21. This looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    Susie
    shafersshenanigans@gmail.com

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  22. I could really use this! I am not very good at teaching writing and have been looking for something like this! Thanks!
    abigail.morrow@rpsb.us
    Abi

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  23. I love this! I bought your opinion pack and have been using it since November!
    krishankins09@gmail.com

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  24. Looks like a great unit! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! :)

    ~ Amy
    ahunt@narragansett.k12.ri.us

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  25. Im going on maternity leave soon and this packet would be perfect to leave for my sub :)

    amy.jon.jax@gmail.com

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  26. LOVE all of your stuff and would love this too! Thanks for the freebie :)
    Kristen
    kgraber001@nycap.rr.com

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  27. I would love this writing packet...no matter how much time we spend on writing, it seems it is never enough!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  28. This pack looks great! I already own your other one! nl_scannon@seovec.org

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  29. My firsts would love this! Looks great!!

    -Andrew
    Mr. First Grade

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  30. This looks great! I love the mini units for each month!

    Katy
    kevans927@hotmail.com

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  31. This looks awesome!!! Thanks for the freebie :)

    Cait
    slidinginto1st@gmail.com
    Sliding into First!

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  32. I would love to use this! We are really diving into different writing with Common Core--but I love it!

    Jeanne
    booky4first.blogspot
    jeannelson755@gmail.com

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  33. I teach Multi-age 1-2 and my students and I would be THRILLED to use these materials to assist our writing skills!
    rwenzel@netnet.net

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  34. This looks great! Anything to help meet those CC standards!
    aconnolly1216@gmail.com

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  35. Love this! Would be wonderful to use in my classroom.

    Lori
    wrlean@aol.com

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  36. What a wonderful pack! You always put such effort into making great products and it shows! Thanks for the freebie!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  37. I have been feeling that my writing instruction has become stale. My kids aren't writing as well as I would like, and I know it is my lack of inspiration. I miss the days when we had good inservice speakers and there were conferences and opportunities to refresh our teaching. Since my district is in the same financial situation as most across the country, we no longer have district sponsored instruction. I have been searching over the last few weeks for new ideas, and your pack would be a perfect thing for me.

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  38. Looks great! Fingers crossed :)

    Melissa

    todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com

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  39. Very nice!! I love you opinion pack too!!

    The weather was absolutely gorgeous here today! I still can't believe it was 70 in Western NY in the middle of January!! So crazy!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  40. This is very nice! I would love to win this.

    mama_cita31@hotmail.com

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  41. I love it! A much needed unit to help with the common core.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  42. The packet looks awesome! I would love to use it in my classroom. :)

    Pam
    pamjunewu at gmail dot com

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  43. This looks wonderful! kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  44. This writing pack looks FANTASTIC!
    ~Heather
    1strateteaching@gmail.com

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  45. This writing unit looks amazing!! Thanks for all your hard work! So many children will benefit from this writing packet!!

    Thanks again,
    Heather

    HFlickinger5@gmail.com

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  46. I love your materials. I have several on my waiting list. This looks like something I would definitely use! Thanks for all your hard work!
    Lori lfinky@hotmail.com

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  47. This looks fabulous! It is obvious how much time you spend on your products, they are all so great! I would love to use this with my firsties! Fingers crossed!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade
    dml8609@gmail.com

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  48. I always love your stuff~ it is always of the highest quality! I hope I win this one!! :)

    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    jenskinderkids@yahoo.com

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  49. This looks great! We have started to phase in the CCSS this year, so this will be perfect for next year when we are in full swing!
    adayinfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  50. I am doing I formational writing right now! This would be perfect:)

    Msemmasedventure@gmail.com

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  51. Really love this!! Hope I win!!!

    tattlingtotheteacher@gmail.com

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  52. I have your opinion writing pack & my students love it!! This would be a great addition to my classroom. It looks WONDERFUL!!
    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  53. Wow! That is a lot of hard work!!
    sindlou94@yahoo.com

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  54. Looks great!
    athenaphoenix@yahoo.com

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  55. This looks like an amazing resource to have. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    Dawn
    adventuresinfirst@gmail.com
    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

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  56. This looks great!
    Epodolski@arcsgalloway.org

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  57. Wow! That pack looks like it will be so effective! I love writing with my firsties! bayleylinn@gmail.com

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  58. My first grader could totally use this!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  59. Looks amazing!! Fingers crossed!! :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  60. This looks great, as usual! I TOTALLY need this, so I'm hoping....!
    Thank you!
    cbwirfs@gmail.com

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  61. Wow, this packet looks awesome! We are coming up on our nonfiction writing unit, so I would love to win it!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher
    hoffman.rebecca@att.net

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  62. I need all the writing help I can get!! ;)
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  63. This is an amazing pack. Would love to win it :)

    mwallace.teacher@gmail.com

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  64. This would be so fun to use. Would love the chance to win it.

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  65. I'd love to win. I have your other writing packet and it's wonderful.
    missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

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  66. Very impressive and creative work! This first grade teacher from rural Ohio would LOVE to win!!! Thanks.

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  67. Hi there! Thanks for doing this! I love your opinion set. This will be a great addition! Samisue861@yahoo.com
    Sam chizauskie

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  68. This would be perfect! We are working on expository writing this grading period, and I'm having a hard time getting started! I'd love to win this!

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  69. Looks like a must have for every teacher! My fingers are crossed!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  71. I have your opinion pack! This would be a great addition to my instruction.
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  72. Looks wonderful! I have your opinion pack and would love to have this one as well!!! Maybe tonight will finally be my night!!

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  73. Thank you for all of your hard work. This looks awesome and would be great in any classroom.

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  74. I have your opinion pack and I love it! Now I must have this!

    Tamara
    Ladyb1979@Yahoo.com

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  75. This looks great and would be so helpful!

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  76. I hope I am not too late! This looks wonderful! I am always looking for different ways to teach writing.

    Krystyn
    Ms. Richards's Musings
    msrichardssmusings@gmail.com

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  77. I would love to win your expository writing pack. I love using nonfiction with my little people! Thanks for the opportunity!!
    Kyp
    teacheskids@yahoo.com
    or teacheskids2@blogspot.com

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  78. WOW!! What a GREAT pack! I'm a writing only teacher, so this would be PERFECT for my firsties! It's definitely going on my wish list, but fingers crossed I'm your lucky gal!

    Maria
    eshman.m@norwoodschools.org

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  79. This looks SO helpful and easy to Xerox and use! I hope I win:).
    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel
    kellyfindsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. This is fantastic Jennifer! So perfect for all the components of writing!
    ~Christy
    Fluttering Through First Grade
    flutteringthroughfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  81. Looks great! Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  82. I bought your opinion pack and love it so I can't wait for this one!

    Sandy Wooten
    sandywoot26@yahoo.com

    http://sandyslearningreef.blogspot.com/

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  83. This looks like a GREAT product. Just wanted you to know that EVERY time I come to your blog... it makes me SO happy. Your design is so happy and CUTE! Hope you have a GREAT Monday.
    Stacy
    Funky Fresh Firsties

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  84. Jennifer,
    I love it!! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use all of the wonderful ideas packed into this packet!
    Kyp

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