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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. 0601.4.11


Links verified on 6/9/2014


  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. Guide to Introductions - examples of good and poor introductions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  3. Introductions - explains the functions of introductions, and offers strategies for writing effective ones
  4. 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
  5. Tips for Writing Effective Introductions - eight suggestions
  6. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
  7. A Thesis Statement - brief outline of what to look for and how to create one
  8. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  9. Thesis Statements - How to write a thesis statement
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Writing an Introduction - examples and tips
  13. Writing Effective Introduction - three page document to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

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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