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Introductory Paragraph

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Craft an introductory paragraph in which a thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay. 0801.4.11


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  1. Compose a Thesis Statement - Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.
  2. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.1 - Identify each sentence as belonging to an introductory, body or concluding paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.2 - Read an introductory paragraph and identify the (1) thesis statement, (2) context for the essay and (3) limitation of the essay to a particular area. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Guide to Introductions - examples of good and poor introductions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  5. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Tips for Writing Effective Introductions - eight suggestions
  7. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
  8. A Thesis Statement - brief outline of what to look for and how to create one
  9. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  10. Thesis Statements - How to write a thesis statement
  11. Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Trailblazing Introductions (6 - 8) develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Writing an Introduction - examples and tips

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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