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How to Write an Introductory Paragraph

Writing in English

Int – Adv

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn tips for writing introductory paragraphs. Students view some sample introductions and practice writing their own paragraphs. They also talk about first impressions.

  • first impression
  • rhetorical question
  • hook
  • myth
  • anecdote
  • thesis statement
  • relevant
  • mapping statement
  • skim
  • critique
PDF Content
  • free writing
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Types of Introductory Statements(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 3(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 4(Open-Ended Questions)
  • A Reader's Guide(Reference)
  • Sample Introductory Paragraph(Reference)
  • Find the Thesis Statement(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Skimming for a First Impression(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)
  • Assessment(Open-Ended Questions)