A must for secondary ELA teachers! -43 slides, sound and motion effects throughout to maintain interest
-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 lots 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.
-Appropriate for students grade 8+ -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. Thought 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 -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 used it with either at-grade level 7-9th grade, or, below-level 10th-12th grade.