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The five paragraph essay is the basic essay format you will use throughout your school career.
Give them some prompts to consider to guide their feedback.
After time has lapsed, have students pass again in the same direction.
I give my students a graphic organizer that allows them to view the main points as pillars that support the thesis statement.
If they can identify at least three solid pillars and provide evidence from research, they are approved to move on.Even if students begin in the middle, they’ll have to come back to the beginning at some point.This is the mini unit I use to teach how to write an introduction paragraphs.It contains the ABC acronym, the pillars and introduction paragraph graphic organizer, examples of hooks, ideas for what to include in the bridge, and an example introduction paragraph.Click on the image to take a closer look at the details.Because I have a compulsion to reflect on and analyze my lessons and units, I am always trying to come up with no-fear, sensible ways to help students approach writing.In this post, I’m sharing the methods I use to make writing an introduction paragraph for an argumentative essay more transparent and concrete.I always begin by asking students to define their view.We begin by discussing how we would write thesis statements for debates that students would understand without much research.I explain to students that in an argumentative essay, the thesis statement is also called a claim because they are arguing a specific point.I want them to associate the term thesis statement with every essay we write, but it’s important that they know the word claim as well.