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This product includes guided notes on how to write introductions with attention getters, connecting statements, a thesis, and a preview of supporting points and how to write conclusions with a summary of supporting points, restating of thesis, revisiting of attention getter, and concluding statement. Both the notes with blanks and completed are included and are one double-sided page each for easy copying. The notes answer the prompt "Is Jin Wang (from American Born Chinese) a character that should be emulated?" However, you do not need to be reading the novel to use the notes. (Although we read the graphic novel in class, I use these notes later in the year as a writing mentor text rather than a literature lesson.)
Also included is a one page graphic organizer where students can develop their own introductions and conclusions based on a prompt that you give. A brief summary of each part is listed to the left of each box. This helps remind students of how to organizer their thoughts and makes for easy feedback because you can circle or highlight missing parts to remind students to refer back to the notes.
Please check the thumbnails to ensure that these are useful for your classes. Showing are a sample blank notes, completed notes, and the graphic organizer.