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How to Write an Introductory Paragraph

In this lesson, students learn tips for writing introductory paragraphs. Students view some sample introductions and practice writing their own paragraphs. They also talk about first impressions.

Vocabulary
  • first impression
  • rhetorical question
  • hook
  • myth
  • anecdote
  • thesis statement
  • relevant
  • mapping statement
  • skim
  • critique
PDF Content
  • free writing
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Types of Introductory Statements(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 4(Open-Ended Questions)
  • A Reader's Guide(Reference)
  • Sample Introductory Paragraph(Reference)
  • Find the Thesis Statement(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Skimming for a First Impression(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)
  • Assessment(Open-Ended Questions)