Teach your students how to write a great introduction paragraph for a research paper with this fun model texts scavenger hunt! Includes 9 introduction paragraphs and a rating sheet that guides the students through judging which paragraphs are strong and which are not. Also included is a PowerPoint presentation to guide the mini-lesson and discussion about how to write a research introduction paragraph. At the end of the lesson, students will have the tools to write a strong introduction paragraph for a research paper. These paragraphs focus on Colonial America, though the models can be used to guide students through any research writing project.