I have a secret handshake to teach kids to write introductory paragraphs for literary analysis! This simple, formulaic approach works from early high school all the way through graduate school. The handout includes two fully annotated examples of introductory paragraphs. It helps students know where to start, what to include, and how to write a confident, analytical introductory paragraph. I have used this handout with students from struggling sophomores through AP seniors--very successfully!