Class Notes: 5.24.23
Essential Question(s): Is there United States imperialism in Puerto Rico?
Topic: Essay body paragraph
Learning Objective: Students will be able to: write a body paragraph for an argumentative essay about the United States imperialism in Puerto Rico.
STARTER In a few words, what is the purpose of an essay introduction?
An essay introduction serves to set the tone, capture the reader's attention, and provide a clear statement of the essay's main point. It should be engaging and contain a hook that encourages the reader to read on. A good introduction will briefly summarize the content of the essay and provide an overview of the essay's main points.
MINI-LESSON Introductions to Essays
Introduction: the opening paragraph of an essay which sets the context of the essay and states its main points. Thesis Statement: a statement or sentence in the introduction which states the main concept of the essay. Hook: a sentence in the introduction which grabs the reader's attention and encourages them to read the essay.
What is the best way to introduce an essay?
- Start with a quote
- Start with a statistic
- Start with a vivid description
- Start with a question
- any of the other options can be used
An essay introduction does not have to be long or complex. It can be as simple as one sentence. The introduction of an essay can be used to pose a question that the body of the essay will answer. An essay introduction can use rhetorical questions, stories, and quotations to grab the reader's attention before they even get to the main points.
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What is the purpose of an essay introduction?
How should an essay introduction be structured?
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Exit Ticket Question What are some effective ways to introduce an essay that can capture the reader's attention and provide a clear understanding of the main topic?
What do you think is the most important part of an essay introduction?
How can you make your essay introduction stand out?