Teach your students how to write engaging, effective introductions for any essay. If you're tired of reading boring hooks (questions or standard dictionary definitions) or seeing "In this essay, I will discuss," then this minilesson is for you and your students!
Writing introductions can be tough, and I've found that if you don't explicitly teach it and provide helpful mentor texts, then students will struggle, and you'll find yourself reading the same old boring intros. I use this minilesson in writing workshop. I go through it with students, and then I release students to work on their introductions, as I circulate around the room, providing feedback and helping individual students.
This 13-slide PowerPoint is EDITABLE and contains mentor texts to guide your students throughout the writing process. You can easily add your own information and mentor texts to supplement the existing minilesson.
Check out my other minilessons and activities for writing workshop here:
Writing Thesis Statements: The Star of the Show MINILESSON
Writing Conclusions: The Mic Drop MINILESSON
Language/Word Choice Revision MINILESSON
Engaging Peer Review Rotation ACTIVITY