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Four-Step Introductory Paragraph Format

Ready to dig into some nuts-and-bolts of essay writing? Let’s talk about how to help our middle school and high school students write strong intro. paragraphs. Note: This format works great when teaching literary analysis, argument, and research essays, but narratives are a whole different story. (Heh…see what I did there?)

Introductory paragraph slides and handout (free):

How to teach theme materials (free):

Brainstorming organizers (free):

Hooks (paid):

“The Scarlet Ibis” lesson materials (paid):

“Thank You, Ma’am” lesson materials (paid):

Teach on, everyone!

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