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Writing an Introduction Paragraph: Graphic Organizer
Every time my students begin writing their essays, they always get stuck on their introduction paragraphs. They stare at their blinking cursors or unmoving pens and constantly tell me, "I don't know how to start!" It's easy to go over hook sentences, connecting sentences and writing a thesis. It'
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Writing Introduction Paragraphs
This is a collection of worksheets that teach how to write introductory paragraphs. It includes definitions of sample attention-getters, paragraph examples, and practice pages to write different attention-getters, and complete introductions. There are multiple writing prompts taken from previous AC
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10 Commandments of Writing an Introduction Paragraph
(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images) This easy-to-read presents students with 10 basic rules and guidelines to writing a basic introduction paragraph. I use this checklist when students evaluate their writing. Handout includes 4 commandment slips each. This wor
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How to Write an Introduction Paragraph: for Research and Expository Writing
This lesson plan/handout breaks down the introduction paragraph into color-coded components to help students identify how to write an attention-grabbing and organized introduction paragraph. This is formatted for an MLA-style paper, but the components can be applied across disciplines and citation s
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Writing an Introduction Paragraph
Looking for a quick and easy way to have your students write a quality introduction paragraph? This organizer allows students to include essential information in any introduction paragraph - no matter what the topic! In a Word Document so you can easily change it to fit your current classroom needs!
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Writing an Introduction Paragraph
This is a handout to help students understand how to develop in introductory paragraph for an essay.
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Persuasive Writing Introduction Paragraph
COMMON CORE ALIGNED LESSON PLAN: This lesson provides guided practice writing process, taking students in a step by step process to draft an introduction paragraph. PPT lecture is integrated with scaffold exercises, walking the students through each element of the introduction: Attention Grabber, S
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Expository Informational Writing Introduction Paragraph
TEACH YOUr STUDENTS TO WRITE LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. These resources use the "A.C.T." acronym (Attention Grabber, Context, Thesis), and provide a guided writing process, taking students through a step by step system to draft an introduction paragraph. Students begin by analyzing the rhetorical situ
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Writing Introduction Paragraphs - an intro with samples and practice evaluating
This worksheet provides an introduction to writing a strong introduction paragraph. It includes work on grabbing the reader's attention and stating a claim or thesis. It gives a list of grabber sentences, suggestions for important information to include in an introduction, and then ends with three s
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The Essay: Writing an Introduction Paragraph and Making an Outline
A 17 slide Power Point that addresses all of the elements of an introduction paragraph and making a general outline. Although this Power Point was made for an English class, it can easily be incorporated in any subject area - it is especially recommended for teachers who plan to give an essay in a
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An ESL-Friendly Guide for Writing an Introduction Paragraph
ESL students have two tasks facing them when they receive a writing assignment. First, they have to find the words in English to express their thoughts in an accurate way. Second, as with any learner, they have to learn the tips and tricks of writing in a particular style or format. One of the best
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Informational Writing - Three Easy Steps to Writing an Introduction Paragraph
This product makes teaching introduction paragraphs simple! Included is a power point presentation (15 slides) that teaches students how to write an introduction paragraph for informational writing. A "fill in the blanks" note-taking sheet is also included...a handy reference for students to keep in
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Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Do your students struggle with attention getters? Do they get confused about how to connect their hook to their thesis statement? This scaffolded introduction paragraph mini unit is intended to help reduce frustration and support students through a simple step-by-step approach to writing effective o
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Expository Informational Writing Introduction Paragraph Google Digital
TEACH YOUr STUDENTS TO WRITE LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. These Google Digital resources use the "A.C.T." acronym (Attention Grabber, Context, Thesis), and provide a guided writing process, taking students through a step by step system to draft an introduction paragraph. Students begin by analyzing the

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Persuasive Writing Introduction Paragraph Paperless Google Digital Resource
Paperless Google Digital Resource. COMMON CORE ALIGNED LESSON PLAN: This lesson provides guided practice writing process, taking students in a step by step process to draft an introduction paragraph. PPT lecture is integrated with scaffold exercises, walking the students through each element of th
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Writing Introduction Paragraph Using The House on Mango Street
I wrote this paragraph about The House on Mango Street to help my students learn the components of a basic, introduction paragraph. I like to keep writing lessons within the context of the novel we are reading. Sentences are numbered and students have to identify the hook, the thesis and its three p
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How to Write an Introduction Paragraph Prezi
This is a fun (hopefully) take on how to write an introduction paragraph. I use an example prompt that is about Toy Story being the best Pixar film to date. My students really get fired up about that one. This includes a sample writing prompt that students will be excited do write about. I promis
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Persuasive Writing Introduction Paragraphs Worksheet
Practice for Writing Introduction Paragraphs (Persuasive Topics)
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Argument and Argument Structure: Annotating and Writing Introduction Paragraphs
This four page assignment requires students to read 4 sample introduction paragraphs and annotate the structure of the paragraph, including the topic sentence/attention grabbing opening (hook), background about the topic (both sides of the issue), and the claim/thesis. Students are then asked to
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Writing Introductions & Conclusions: Exercises for Practice
Writing Introductions and conclusions to essays can be difficult. Every semester, no matter how many lessons I use to show my students what good introductions and conclusions look like, they still struggle. Exit ticket after exit ticket asks for more help with intros and conclusions. So, I made th
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Writing Leads & Writing Hooks for Introduction Paragraph
Writing Leads and Learning How to HOOK Readers is extremely important! These are great examples to help your students strengthen their leads in Expository or Narrative Writing! You will LOVE the Anchor Charts and Student Examples for their notebooks! YOUR students will BECOME experts at hooking thei
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Five Paragraph Essay Instructional Unit
Five paragraph essays have never been easier to teach! This instructional unit contains everything you need to take your students from sentence writers to five paragraph essay authors! I love the process of teaching writing to my students. They begin the year with short, incomplete sentences but b

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Paragraph Writing Introduction: PowerPoint
Whether you love it or hate it, writing can be difficult to teach. This presentation introduces the basics of writing a paragraph. Students can easily follow this organized, step-by-step approach to writing as they are introduced to key writing vocabulary and important writing concepts with exampl
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Paragraph Writing Introduction: Steps of Writing Process & Vocabulary FREE
Use this handout to teach the basic steps in the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing. Also included is a handout with 20+ common writing vocabulary and definitions. Students can also use the matching worksheet to review or reinforce their unde
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Paragraph Writing Introduction: Skill Sheets
Whether you love it or hate it, writing can be difficult to teach. This 20-page download includes pre-assessments to gauge current writing skill and knowledge of common writing vocabulary, as well as a vocabulary handout with definitions, and several practice worksheets. Includes full-page answer
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6 TRAITS OF WRITING - Introduction to Writing - Middle School
*The Six Traits of Writing *Introduction to Writing *Activities for Six Traits of Writing Identification *Six Traits of Writing Comprehension *Differentiated Activities for Six Traits of Writing *Enrichment Activities for Six Traits of Writing *******************************************************
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Writing an Introduction with Thesis Statement
This download contains graphic organizers that will aid students in organizing an introduction and formulating a thesis statement. What you get: 1. Introductory paragraph graphic organizer 2. Two thesis statement graphic organizers These graphic organizers are clear and easy to use. They have
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Essay Writing Resources BUNDLE
This bundle includes everything you need to teach your students how to write an effective essay. The various activities can be used for beginner, intermediate, and advanced essay writers. A suggested order of use page has been included to help you organize how you may like to present the information
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Opinion Writing Introduction
OPINION WRITING INTRO: Have your students follow NINE simple steps to write an interactive opinion piece. Students will have fun while learning or reviewing the key components of the opinion writing genre. This lesson includes step by step directions for the first lesson as well as template m
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Pickin' Paragraphs - An Introduction to Paragraph Writing
A great way to teach students how to write a paragraph is to show them the difference between what is and what isn't a paragraph. This fun and easy activity does just that. The activity includes: 16 cards (8 with paragraphs and 8 with non-paragraphs) 1 recording sheet (includes checklist of parag
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Writing an Introduction-Writing Menu
Writing an Introduction *A step-by-step simple way for students to learn how to properly write an introduction paragraph. *This ditto guides the students through each sentence that they should write in an introduction. *This introduction includes- A grabber/hook Transition Sentence-explaination o
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Empowering Writers Introduction Paragraph PowerPoint
Use this engaging and animated PowerPoint to show students how to write an effective introductory paragraph for expository writing pieces. This 14 slide presentation goes over powerful leads, strong topic sentences, and the purpose of a good introduction. This is based on Empowering Writer's curri
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How to Write an Essay Introduction Paragraph Lesson
Do your students struggle with essay writing? Are you looking for a step-by-step guide to help them with writing an introduction paragraph? This lesson outlines EVERYTHING your students will need to write the introduction paragraph of an essay, in an easy-to-follow format. Students will grasp the ar

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Writing Bundle, Paragraph of the Week, Writing Unit
*********HUGE BUNDLE! 200+ Pages!************** ✐Paragraph of the Week-Writing with Ease✐ AN ENTIRE YEARS WORTH OF WRITING! The purpose of this product is to make your students into more proficient writers through practice and repetition. This product was constructed with the thought of backward
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Informational Writing - 5+ Paragraph Leveled Sentence Frames
This product includes posters/papers on "how to" write an Introduction, detail paragraphs, and conclusions. It also includes examples of what a graphic organizer and final product would look like. Each section incorporates leveled sentence frames from beginning/"simple" (circle), Intermediate/ "Suff
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The Introduction Paragraph w/ the Funnel Analogy (Hook, Background, Thesis) Ppt
Break down the introduction paragraph for students using this 29-slide PowerPoint. Using a funnel an as analogy, the introduction paragraph is broken down into three parts: the hook, the background, and the thesis statement. A plethora of examples are provided as well as a short quiz (key included).
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Writing Instructional PowerPoint - Bold Beginnings - Writing the Intro Paragraph
This is a 3-day PowerPoint that covers a plethora of cool ways to write an introduction paragraph for an assigned prompt. Kids always get stuck on the first paragraph - by 5th grade, they usually know to start with a question if they are truly stumped for another approach. My goal with this set of
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Paragraph Writing : Building Paragraphs PowerPoint
47 Slides! Update! Revised! Expanded! Writing solid paragraphs is a skill that any writing can improve. This PowerPoint is a great way to introduce writers to paragraphs, give writers a specific structure to their paragraphs, or fine tune the writing of advanced students. A perfect way to star
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Spring How-to-Writing using Paragraph Puzzles
Use paragraph puzzles to model writing paragraphs using an introduction, three detail sentences, and a conclusion. Stresses using transitional words to show sequence in writing. After using a paragraph puzzle page, the next day the children write their own paragraph on the same topic. These lesso
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Writing Introductions and Conclusions for Persuasive/Argumentative Essays
Do your students need helping hooking their readers and creating strong conclusions for persuasive and argumentative essays? This is a very helpful PPT/minilesson on writing introductions and conclusions for persuasive or argumentative essays. It provides notes on how to write a successful introduct
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Writing Conclusion Paragraphs - an intro with samples and practice evaluating
This worksheet provides an introduction to writing a strong conclusion paragraph. It includes work on restating claims and leaving the reader with a final thought. It shows the development of a restated claim, samples of introductions and conclusions, and then ends with three sample conclusions th
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Writing an Introduction
This is the clearest way I've learned to teach students how to write introductory paragraphs. This activity page breaks down the three parts of an introductory paragraph. It includes four items. The first three items ask students to complete just one of the three parts of introductory paragraphs,
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Writing Introductions made easy!
I have a secret handshake to teach kids to write introductory paragraphs for literary analysis! This simple, formulaic approach works from early high school all the way through graduate school. The handout includes two fully annotated examples of introductory paragraphs. It helps students know where
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Snow Day: Writing a Five-Paragraph Persuasive Essay
Can your students persuade the principal to cancel school for a snow day? This winter writing activity takes students through the following steps to write effective persuasive five-paragraph letters: Introducing/Reviewing Structure and Strategies (W.4.5, W.5.5) The class discusses structures and st
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Common Core: How to Write an Introductory Paragraph
This mini unit addresses how to write a strong introduction in preparation for the body of an essay. This product lists the Common Core Standards for teaching how to write an introduction, student objectives, teacher prep materials, the lesson procedures for two class periods, a focus lesson for stu
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Writing a 2.6 Paragraph {Fall Edition}
This product was designed specifically with my 2nd graders in mind. Our district is wanting our 2nd-3rd grade students writing 2.6 paragraphs for the various types of writing aligned in The Common Core Standards. After searching for the most perfect product that would break up this process into par
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Personal Persuasive Essay Unit: Writing a 5-Paragraph Essay for the First Time
This 3-4 week unit outline centers around a 47-slide animated, humorous PowerPoint and includes lesson ideas, rubrics, hands-on activities and a model essay to guide students step-by-step through the process of writing a five-paragraph essay. While I use this to teach the personal persuasive essay,
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Writing Workshop:  What Is a Paragraph? - An Introduction or Review Minilesson
Looking to introduce or review with your students what a paragraph is? This product has the minilesson and activity choices you have been looking for! Use the mentor text, "The Important Book," or not to provide your students with a life long tool! This lesson will be taught once, but using a san
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How to Write an Introduction - Practice Packet
Product Objective: Students will be able to write interesting and focused introductions by incorporating a grabber and a stated purpose. Grade Level: Grades 4, 5, and 6. How to Use This Product: I recently created this product to prepare my students for their state writing exams because I wa
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Introduction Paragraph - Research Paper
Use this worksheet to help students plan an introduction paragraph for a research paper. Do you need support for an entire 5 paragraph research paper? Buy the paragraph-by-paragraph research bundle, 7 handouts for $5 here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Research-Paper-Pack-Paragraph-b
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How to Write an Informative Paragraph
“How to Write an Informative Paragraph” breaks down the elements of writing an informative paragraph for students. There are 8 steps in this lesson: PREWRITE: Step #1 Read the article Step #2 Answer—What is the main idea? Write your answer on page 2. Step #3 Read the article again. Highlight 3 BIG
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HOT Introduction Paragraph Notes and Graphic Organizers
Get ready to CHA CHA through your introduction paragraph! Using the H.O.T. method, help your students master the organization of the dreaded intro! * NOTE: This is the STARTER kit! Includes notes and graphic organizer. Lessons, models, and samples to come! Like the HOT method? Be sure to get
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