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Writing an Introduction

Writing an Introduction

Author: Ytzel Gonzalez

Objective: students will be able to introduce a topic clearly by writing a book, context, and a thesis statement. 
Standard: W.7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 

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In order to gain comprehension of the stated objective, please complete the following tasks:

1. Review the PowerPoint on Writing an Introduction and Writing an Introduction Paragraph PDF (print out and take notes for reference)

2. View "Learning to Write an Introductory Paragraph"- YouTube Video

*You will be writing an introduction paragraph for an Essay. 

BIG Question

This question is required for the students to write an introduction paragraph for it. I will need you to write it in google docs form and email it to me once you are finished. Remember the introduction is what sells the reader on wanting to read your essay! Make sure you have a topic sentence and identify it. With evidence, identify the three main ideas that are in your paper. In your commentary, explain the ideas and conclude it by wrapping it all up.

BIG Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of having an introductory paragraph in an essay?

Writing an Introduction

Slideshow explaining how to write an introduction paragraph for an essay.

Learning to write an Introductory Paragraph

This video by Brittney Walker will help you understand how to write an introductory paragraph for an essay.

Source: Brittney Walker

Writing an Introduction Paragraph PDF

This PDF file will help you write an eight sentence introduction paragraph and give you the necessary tools.


Source: Paula Bernard