Introduction paragraphs tell the reader what the entire essay will be about.
What are the 3 components that make up an introduction paragraph?
What exactly should I write about in the "introduce topic & titles" section of my intro paragraph?
Look back to the prompt from the Research Simulation practice test on Transcontinental Railroads. Create an interesting hook to grab the reader's attention about railroads and traveling new or far distances.
Now, introduce the idea of the transcontinental railroad and what the purpose was. Also introduce the 3 articles that gave you this idea. **Remember not to use I, we, your, you, my, our***
NOW! It's thesis time! State your claim (look at the prompt and ask what do they want me to write about) and add your three reasons. You will choose 1 reason per article. Place all of these ideas into 1 sentence.
Example: Kids should not use cell phones (claim) because they can cause anxiety, sleep loss, and cyberbullying (3 reasons).
Awesome work! Now, let's put all 3 ideas together and create an EPIC introduction paragraph! Combine your hook, introduction of the topic and titles, and your thesis statement into 1 paragraph. And you're all done! Ready to move onto your body paragraphs!
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