--Introduction paragraph/s should introduce, as well as engage your readers' interest in, your essay topic and thesis/purpose (see also "Writing Introductory Paragraphs," Muller 54). Introduction paragraph/s should be set off by appropriate paragraph break/s so that it is clear where the essay introduction ends and the essay body begins.
Writing Introductory Paragraphs
This is a video for my 9th grade class at LBHS. It helps students learn how to write introductory paragraphs by comparing the introduction to the opening scene of a movie. To help emphasize the point, I use the following movies: Up, Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lion King, Iron Man 3, and Warm Bodies.
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Connection (3-5 mins): Students should be seated on the carpet with a partner. They will be expected to turn and talk throughout this lesson. Researchers, we took a step back from the research process yesterday to make sure we understood paragraphs. Today, we will begin to write our introductory paragraphs. This paragraph is one of the most important in our papers. It is where we grab the reader’s attention and explain our topics.
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Do be aware of what is expected by your reader. Some fields dismiss stories and anecdotes as irrelevant, for instance. And while one group of readers might think it boring to say: "This paper will discuss the topic of how to write an introductory paragraph"; another group of readers might not only expect you to be that blunt, but also might dismiss the writing as poor writing if such a sentence did not appear by the end of the introduction.Did you notice, how I followed a formula to write my introduction paragraph. This formula helps us as writers to plan out our research papers. Our supporting sentences explain the structure of each of our following paragraphs and without a strong introduction paragraph our paper will not be clear. When you return to your seats today, you will write your own introduction paragraphs. You will need your graphic organizers from yesterday’s lesson to make sure you include all of your research questions in your supporting sentences. I will try to check in with each student as you work today, to make sure we are all reading to move on in the research process tomorrow. Off you go researchers.