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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):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Write-an-Introductory-Paragraph-FREE-Slides-Handout-Model-Intro-3439047

How to teach theme materials (free):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Teach-Theme-Mini-Lecture-Slides-Literary-Analysis-Theme-CCSS-3427397

Brainstorming organizers (free):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brainstorming-Organizers-FREE-Handouts-Examples-to-Help-Teen-Writers-CCSS-3405571

Hooks (paid):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hook-the-Reader-with-Best-Launch-for-an-Introductory-Paragraph-466151

“The Scarlet Ibis” lesson materials (paid):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scarlet-Ibis-James-Hurst-3-day-lesson-lit-analysis-writing-tasks-CCSS-683570

“Thank You, Ma’am” lesson materials (paid):
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-You-Maam-Langston-Hughes-story-literary-analysis-writing-task-CCSS-664193

Teach on, everyone!

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