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 ways to support ESLs during the writing process is through a carefully designed Power Point presentation. Such a presentation breaks the writing process into simple, meaningful parts that don’t overwhelm a language learner. And, because it is a digital file, it can be uploaded to a learning platform or attached to an email, thus enabling the ESL to review it again and again as needed.
The ESL-Friendly Guide to Writing a Great Introduction Paragraph is a straight-to-the-point blueprint for writing the most important paragraph in the essay. Appropriate for any level of ESL student at the middle, secondary, and higher education grade levels, this resource will help language learners pattern their own introduction paragraphs in an interesting, general-to-specific (thesis) format.
The ESL-Friendly Guide to Writing a Great Introduction Paragraph provides a solid outline for an introduction paragraph and justifies why the individual elements of the introduction paragraph are important. It also provides three model introduction paragraphs that use different “hook” techniques to introduce the same topic.