Environmentalist Research Paper
Expository writing is a form of writing that explains, describes, informs and gives information. It is organized and non-fiction. When writing an exposition, the writer needs to research before writing and takes notes before pre-writing. She also needs to determine what is important and what is not by asking questions. Taking notes at this phase is called summarizing or paraphrasing.
There are many women in the past and today who work to keep the environment safe just like Julia Butterfly Hill. You will choose from the attached list of women or choose a woman you want to research. You have been learning research skills in social studies already! Make sure you use this knowledge to help you discover information about the woman you research. You will need to use both print and digital resources to build knowledge and investigate.
You will follow the writing process as you have before, but add a NOTETAKING step to begin. SO you will take notes, prewrite, draft, revise, edit and then publish.
In the end your essay will:
1. Describe your environmentalist.
2. Explain how she helped the environment.
3. Inform why she was important.
Your writing will have an introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.
Make sure you site resources at the end of your report, and check Noodle Tools to make sure you are accurate! It is also important to include a picture of the environmentalist (either printed or drawn!) Please refer to your rubric for all requirements. Also, check the project calendar to stay on track with your progress.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celia M. Hunter