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Animal Word Jumble

(unmuddle the letters to find the animal)

firfega

nilo

myenok

ratrop

flow

thelepan

beerav

nuksk

bribat

xfo

sphimpootaup

nahey

dripes

draliz

braez

Baby Shower Word Jumble

clread

kilm

ursyern rehym

byba bhat

treatl

byab fitg
prayt

yabb celosth

nealbriotec

letbot

aybb hesrow

fegdein

detyd ebar

panlype

Putting your ideas into writing can be challenging, but the structure of an essay can help
you organize and express your thoughts more clearly. An essay can vary in length, but it
is typically a nonfiction piece of writing organized into paragraphs that includes a clear
introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Essays are useful for communicating
information, persuading an audience, sharing a personal story, or analyzing the various
aspects of a piece of literature or art or a moment in history or politics. The ability to
write a clear, structured essay is a skill students typically begin to build during their
grade school and high school years. College courses will continue to build this skill so
that students can write longer and more complicated essays and be better prepared to
transfer these skills into professional settings or the pursuit of graduate degrees.

When writing an essay, its important to understand which type of essay format will
work best for your topic. Read on for a brief description of some of the most common
types of essays.

Expository Essays
One of the most common types of essay, the expository essay is used when the writer
wants to clearly communicate information. An expository essay can be strictly
informative, such as a research report, but expository essays can also include examples
and analysis to support a larger point. When writing an expository essay, you can tailor
your essay in several different ways. Two of the most common approaches are the
compare and contrast essay and the cause and effect essay. The compare and
contrast essay is structured to allow the writer to present information and examples and
then point out the similarities and differences. This is a good way to provide information
without inserting any opinion or argument. The cause and effect essay also relies on the
presentation of information, but the information is typically structured to explain the
root cause of a later effect. This type of essay is useful when providing background
information on a historical topic and can even be appropriate for constructing lab
reports in some science courses.

Descriptive Essays
While less common in high school and college, descriptive essays are frequently used as
a way to begin thinking creatively in elementary and middle school classrooms. A
descriptive essay uses creative language to bring the subject of the essay to life. These
essays can focus on a person, a place, an animal, a moment in time there are nearly
limitless possibilities for a descriptive essay. Descriptive essays typically rely on
figurative language to capture the readers interest and can be a great opportunity for
students to apply some of the more interesting tools in their writing tool kits, including
simile, metaphor and personification.

Narrative Essays
A narrative essay can focus on the writers personal experience or take a close look at
someone elses experience. These essays typically sound similar to a fictional story in
that they have a clear beginning, middle and end and usually include some sort of main
event that prompts new understanding or a change in the subject of the essay. A
narrative style offers more room to bring in emotion and unique descriptive details than
an expository essay, but it usually includes more of a story than a descriptive essay.
Prompts for narrative essays often ask students to consider an important moment in their
lives and then create an essay that walks the reader through that moment.

Argumentative (Persuasive) Essays


Argumentative essays are all about presenting an opinion to readers and backing it up
with evidence to persuade them to agree with your position. Argumentative essays, also
known as persuasive essays, can be used to discuss an opinion on a work of literature,
art or film or to discuss a current event or moment in history. The main feature of this
type of essay is a clearly articulated argument in the first paragraph of the essay. This is
often called the thesis statement of the essay. The goal of an argumentative essay is to
include enough evidence and explanation to prove that the argument in the opening
paragraph is sound. Writers do this by providing evidence, explaining the source and
credibility of the evidence, and even explaining why the counter-argument is not
believable. These essays should have a clear conclusion that summarizes the argument
and makes a final appeal to the reader to consider and accept the writers opinion.