Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit

Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
Scaffolded Argumentative Writing Introduction Paragraph Mini Unit
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Do your students struggle with attention getters? Do they get confused about how to connect their hook to their thesis statement? This scaffolded introduction paragraph mini unit is intended to help reduce frustration and support students through a simple step-by-step approach to writing effective opening paragraphs for argumentative essays.

Included in this argumentative introduction paragraph resource are the following:

1. A suggested use and notes for each activity
2. An editable PPT introductory presentation that can be used in one sitting or broken down into three separate chunks
3. A memorable acronym to help your students remember the ABCs of an introduction paragraph
4. Brainstorming pages and graphic organizers to provide helpful reminders and walk students through writing their own introduction paragraph
5. A sorting activity, editable in PPT, that can also be used as a whole class discussion piece with good and bad examples of hooks; students can also rank hook strategies from most to least effective
6. Task cards that allow for healthy discussion of effective attention getters
7. A question guide for peer revision, which is fully editable in Microsoft Word

It can be time consuming to teach students how to write an effective introduction, but putting in the work early will result in less frustration as the year goes on. This unit is designed to help students with metacognition. They should be aware of strategies available to them to write strong introduction paragraphs so that they can make educated decisions instead of simply blundering through in frustration.

Please note: This mini unit does not have an in-depth study of thesis statements. It covers them briefly. If your students need additional practice with thesis statements for argumentative essays, you can use this Argumentative Thesis Statement Lesson.

For more tips about how to teach introduction paragraph, you can read this article on my blog: How to Teach Introduction Paragraphs.THIS RESOURCE IS ALSO INCLUDED IN A LARGER ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING BUNDLE FOR GRADES 7-12.

If you are looking for more materials to help teach argumentative writing in the same scaffolded fashion, you may be interested in:


Topic Selection and Funnel Lesson

Writing Pre-Assessment

Color-Coded Essay Graphic Organizer

Embedding Quotations in Research Papers MLA Practice

Argumentative Body Paragraph Instructional Mini Unit

Argumentative Writing Revising Points, Example Essays, and Editable Rubrics

Argumentative Writing Conclusion Paragraph Lesson

Plagiarism Minilesson

MLA Research and Writing Skills Unit Assessment or Final Exam or Question Bank

And more here!

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
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