I had taught students about thesis statements. I explained how to hook the reader. I had taught them how to research and use evidence. These were going to be the greatest essays ever.
Paragraph Essay Introduction and Thesis Statement. Crafting an Introduction 20 minutes To model the writing of the introduction, we looked at the paragraph on the last slide of the 5 Paragraph Essay Introduction and Thesis Statement PowerPoint.
After yesterday's lesson, I certainly don't want to plagiarize! We analyzed each sentence in the paragraph to see what its purpose was, starting with the hook. How does the author catch your attention? If you watch the Writing an Introduction-An Example videoyou'll have the honor of hearing me talk about this.
The author immediately grabs the attention by talking about a flying horse. At this point, at least two students in each class chimed in, "But you told us we couldn't use the pronouns I, we, and you! How come they did?
Instead of saying, "Have you ever seen a flying horse," the author could have combined the first two sentences to write something like, "Medieval soldiers sometimes came face to face with a flying horse.
We know how the author grabbed the attention. What's the thesis statement? What is this essay going to be about? This essay is probably going to be about medieval warfare including simple and unusual strategies.
The author is claiming that medieval warfare is simple and used unusual strategies. If this is a standard five paragraph essay, perhaps one paragraph will be about simple strategies and two paragraphs will be about unusual strategies. Or perhaps the author will describe three strategies that are both simple and unusual in the body paragraphs.
It would be better if the author specifically mentioned those things in the thesis statement, of course. So we've found the hook and the thesis statement. What are the rest of these sentences doing?
They're maintaining your attention by stating unusual facts attackers would throw rotting horse corpses to spread disease as well as throwing things such as rocks, branches and flaming arrows. They compared medieval warfare to warfare today.
Both of these techniques are things we talked about in how to craft an introduction. You mean you can use more than one strategy? Combining these strategies can make for a gripping, compelling introduction.
Combined with an effective thesis statement at the end of the introduction, your reader won't be able to pull away.
You will have sold them on your essay. What did you write in your first paragraph? How can you change, modify, and revise what you already have to use one of the strategies we learned about?
And guess what we'll be doing tomorrow!Writing an effective introductory paragraph binds the audience to the writer. A bound audience means you get to share all those wonderful ideas you’ve been wanting to share.
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Jul 09, · Compare the introduction of a text to some of the introduction types mentioned by students. For example, an introduction that occurs when two people meet helps them get acquainted, just like the introduction of a paper helps the reader get acquainted with its topic.4/5(2).
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