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This is a 22-slide PowerPoint presentation introducing strategies for writing introductions and conclusions for descriptive, expository, or persuasive essays. The presentation includes:
1) an overview of introductions and conclusions;
2) an overview of several different types of hooks (with examples);
3) independent practice identifying the types of hooks introduced in the presentation.
Deanne Davis, MCPSS
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We're actually doing compare/contrast writings in 8th grade, and I was looking for something to show them to help to further develop the writing of strong introductions. This will definitely be a useful tool. I do think though that compare/contrast writing could be added to the "Modes" slide because it would pertain as well. Thank you for the PowerPoint presentation; it definitely saved me time!
I am ing my 19th year of teaching and have taught in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. I have also served as an elementary writing coach.
In addition to teaching, I am a writing consultant for several universities in my home state of Alabama.