How to Write an Introductory Paragraph, FREE Slides + Handout, Model Intro.

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Laura Randazzo
Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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2 slides + 1 student handout (7 total pages in PDF format)
Laura Randazzo


These mini-lecture slides were designed to help middle school and high school students learn to write strong introductory paragraphs for literary analysis, argument, and research essays. This product includes PDF slides that can be projected as you lead a short lecture on a simple four-step formula to create a smooth, powerful launch to an essay. The download also includes a student reference page designed to be used as an assignment/practice round.

If you’d like to view a sample of how I present these slides to my freshmen, be sure to check out my TpT video or the same video on my YouTube channel that shows these introductory paragraph slides in action.

Want to teach “The Scarlet Ibis” lesson as a lead into these materials? Click here:

Want another example of a strong introductory paragraph? A similar model paragraph and assignment is included in my “Thank You, Ma’am” lesson materials here:

Want the free companion materials to teach teens to write conclusion paragraphs? Click here:

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2 slides + 1 student handout (7 total pages in PDF format)
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