Formal Explanatory Writing Worksheets:
How to Play – Is there a game
that you really enjoy playing? Explain how to play it.
Faces of History – You will
need to draw on your knowledge of history a bit here.
Dress for Success
– Write a formal essay about what it means to "dress for success"
and why it is important.
Team Sports –
Pretend that your school has decided to ban team sports.
– Pretend that you are a contributing writer for a literary magazine.
Write an essay for the magazine about a writer that you think would
interest your readers.
What Do You Enjoy?
– Think about an activity that you enjoy. Write a composition in
which you tell a friend how to do it.
A Slice of History
– Write a composition about a significant event in American history.
Write as though you are explaining it to someone from another country
who has never heard of the event.