Walks students through the following central ideas, then goes into detail about each: >Purposes of an introduction >Parts of an introduction (thesis, supporting topics, hook, restatement of thesis) >Hooks (what are they, examples of) >Among others, it answers the following essential questions: -Why should you practice writing introductions? -What is the purpose of an introduction? -How can an introduction help the reader? -How can an introduction help the writer? -How do you begin to write an introduction paragraph? What should it include?
>Includes many of example intros with step by step improvements. These examples are designed to be interactive, with students answering questions on the slides as you go. >Includes metaphors with loads of details and examples to reinforce value of intro ("Your introduction is a map for the rest of your paper.").
>Best for grades 7-8, or, below-level 9th-12th grade. >There is a worksheet to go along with this presentation listed separately as "Introduction Paragraphs: Power Point Presentation Worksheet/Assessment." However, the presentation does not require the worksheet. It is useful as an assessment as well as a general worksheet to fill out as you go through the presentation. >Quotations reference page at end
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