Mr Marshmallow - Narrative vs. Expository
(PN vs Exp)

A Growing Strong Writers Module


Personal Narrative vs. Expository is a course module in the series titled Growing Strong Writers.


Participants will

Understanding the distinctions between personal narrative writing and expository writing, especially when given a personalized prompt

Create a Mr. Marshmallow chart of common components by illustrating differences during our detailed, side-by-side comparison of a personal narrative essay and an expository essay.

1. Purpose, Form, Organization
2. Ideas and Details
3. Tone
4. The Point

The Mr. Marshmallow chart


Materials: Supplies to create your chart; print graphics (optional)

Time: Approximately 70 minutes of video viewing; allow more time to create the chart.