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Four Types of Writing
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This activity was written as a study for Scott Momaday’s story. It can be adapted to any piece of literature that demonstrates different types of writing. The piece does not have to demonstrate all four types of writing. An empty column is also a sign of understanding.
Practice With the Four Types of Writing
Exposition: Writing meant to inform, share knowledge and information; factual
Narration: Writing meant to relate a story, an event or series of events
Persuasion: Writing meant to influence the reader to think a certain way or to act
Description: Writing which recreates/passes on to the reader a sensory experience
- With a partner, divide a piece of construction paper into four columns.
- Label the columns with the four types of writing, one column for each type.
- Skim read “The Way To Rainy Mountain.” Find examples (short passages) of different types of writing and record them in the appropriate columns. Include page numbers. (Put your entries in quotation marks since you are quoting from the essay.)
- Make your chart as complete as possible in the time allowed for this activity.
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A team activity to practice identifying passages of description, narration, exposition, and persuasion.