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Writing a personal savings statement


Using the strategies of expository writing, students create a personal savings statement sharing their personal beliefs about saving money.

Big idea

Saving money can help you achieve your financial goals.

Essential questions

  • Why is saving money a good financial strategy?
  • What do you feel is worth saving for?


  • Create a well-crafted expository paragraph that describes why saving money is important to you
  • Begin to plan for spending and savings decisions that are aligned with personal goals and values

What students will do

  • Write a topic sentence that presents their values or ideas related to saving money.
  • Write and organize at least three supporting sentences that broaden and deepen the points made in their topic sentence.
  • Write a concluding sentence that summarizes key points or revisits ideas from the topic sentence.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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