This is a power point / writing activity that will teach your students a variety of way to begin and end narrative, opinion, and informative essays. This power point will give your students 3 strategies for each writing mode and an example of that type based upon a prompt they might encounter on a standardized test. There have been slides integrated in throughout that allow the students to interact in pairs or groups and practice the strategies as well.
At the end of the powerpoint students will do a "Quickwrite" activity where they will be given 10 minutes to write an introduction to a prompt. They must use one of the hooks taught in the lesson and cite the articles they have read as well as relevant details they may be able to derive from the prompt. There are slides that allow you to model this as well as groups / partners to attempt as well. You will also be given several prompt like activities that students can continue to practice to sharpen their introductory writing skills. Some of each mode of writing has been included.These would also be a great addition to a literacy center after you teach the lesson!
This power point is a great way to review before your state writing prompt, or it could be used at the beginning of the year to get your students started on the right foot!
I used fonts in my power point bought from Hello Literacy. If you do not have these fonts when you open the power point the spacing may not show correctly; therefore I have also uploaded a pdf so everything will be accurate as well. The group / pair practice sheets have been included within the power point. You just need to print them off before you start the lesson!
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