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EDUC 341 - Sturtevant: Getting Started

Expository Essay

An expository essay is a genre of writing which tends to explain, illustrate, clarify, or explicate something in a way that it becomes clear for readers. Researching answers to the following questions will help you understand and utilize different methods of assessment and be able to articulate what you learned and synthesize those methods into your own teaching. 

How will you assess learning?

How will you monitor student progress?

What will you do to help students who are struggling?


As Professor Sturtevant mentions in his assignment, the Purdue OWL has a lot of helpful hints and lessons on how to write and aexpository essay.

Choosing a focus

Concepts Candidates for inclusion in your essay:

Learning Targets

Growth Mindset

Progress Monitoring

RTI (and the various tiers)

Formative Assessment

Summative Assessment

Learning Disabilities

Student Diversity

Standards-Based Instruction

Student-Teacher Relationships

Classroom Communication 

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Selected Response Assessment

Written Response Assessment

Performance Assessment

Personal Communication Assessment

Technology in the Classroom

Student Collaboration

Teacher Collaboration


Revising School Work


Concept Mapping

Credo Reference - Mind Map

Use Credo as a place to get background information for your topic.  The "Mind Map" function may lead you down a rabbit hole of new information.


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