They will enter the next stage of their paper knowing their foundation is solid.
But, feedback doesn’t have to always come from the teacher.
Have them use a different hook in each but keep the rest the same.
Make sure they are paper clipped or stapled together. Ask students to pass the essays either to the right or the left one person.
Even though I don’t ask students to list their main points in the introduction paragraph, I consider it part of writing an intro.
They need to understand whether or not their thesis statement can be developed with sound research.I know some people encourage students to begin with the body paragraphs, and that’s fine.We all have to find what works for our teaching style and for our students.For five or ten minutes, just sit and allow students to respond to the introduction paragraphs.Students can write praises and suggestions either on the actual paper copies or on post-its.Because I have a compulsion to reflect on and analyze my lessons and units, I am always trying to come up with no-fear, sensible ways to help students approach writing.In this post, I’m sharing the methods I use to make writing an introduction paragraph for an argumentative essay more transparent and concrete.I explain to students that in an argumentative essay, the thesis statement is also called a claim because they are arguing a specific point.I want them to associate the term thesis statement with every essay we write, but it’s important that they know the word claim as well.Here are a few ideas: Regardless of the type of hook students select, I always ask them to frame the essay in their conclusion. Even if students manage to come up with a hook they like and a sound thesis statement, they generally struggle with what to write in the middle. Two, it provides a bridge between the issue and the audience’s understanding of it. Can it be related to or a cause of any other issues in our world?I explain that the middle of the introduction is a bridge in two different ways. I allow my students to choose topics they are passionate about, but I explain that other people who will read their essay might not know anything about the topic. Are there any terms the audience might need defined? These are some of the probing questions I ask students to ponder. Not all students need it, but giving them an acronym to help them remember the basics of a paragraph can’t hurt.