Need a straightforward and clear explanation as to what belongs in an introductory paragraph? This PowerPoint is for you. When my students start writing persuasive essays, I use this PowerPoint and note-taking guide as a mini-lesson on introductory paragraphs. Go through the Powerpoint, have students take notes on the provided handout, and then have students write their own introductory paragraph for a prompt of your choice.
This PowerPoint is especially helpful to visual learners.
I use this with my gifted ninth and tenth graders and my AP Language and Composition students.
This product includes:
-PowerPoint (9 slides)
-An example introductory paragraph