Informative Essay Introduction Paragraph Lesson and Practice | Printable Digital

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Teaching middle school students how to write an informative essay introduction paragraph has never been easier! Use this printable and digital lesson with interactive notes, 3 days of practice, and an assessment to get the job done!

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Objective: Students will learn the types of sentences that are in an informative essay introduction paragraph. Then they will practice and be assessed on that skill. Students will complete a small activity each day for a week - could be used as bell-ringers!

What's included:

✅ Guided Notes for 3 sentences in an introduction paragraph: Hook, Arch (bridge), Thesis (Day 1)

➡️ Note: This set is for text-based essays. As such, the hook is taught as background information about the texts.

✅ 3 days of practice with short texts and prompts (Days 2,3,4)

✅ 1 assessment (Day 5)

✅ Digital version using Google Slides and Google Forms

✅ Directions

✅ Full answer keys

Your students will love the short practice (as opposed to writing an entire essay) and you will love that it gets the job done and is easy to grade!

TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Christina said, "Great resource for extra practice with essay writing. Students found it engaging but challenging as writing is not a strength for most. Very helpful."

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MORE GREAT RESOURCES FOR PRACTICING ESSAY WRITING WITHOUT WRITING AN ENTIRE ESSAY:

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More great informative essay resources you'll love:

Informative Essay Unit: Teach all the parts of writing an informative essay!

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1 set of notes, 3 practice texts/prompts, 1 assessment (6 printable student pages + 6 digital)
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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