Introduction 15 minutes Before beginning this lesson, be sure that you have created a number of "themed" bags, full of items that represent the supporting details to help students identify the main idea of each bag. The number of bags you create should match the number of stations you set up, including one extra for you to use as a model to the class.
Students will write introductory paragraphs for research papers using a given format. Lesson Plan Connection mins: Students should be seated on the carpet with a partner.
They will be expected to turn and talk throughout this lesson. Researchers, we took a step back from the research process yesterday to make sure we understood paragraphs.
Today, we will begin to write our introductory paragraphs. This paragraph is one of the most important in our papers.
The introductory paragraph can sometimes be very difficult to write. However, we can follow a format to make sure we write great introduction paragraphs to grab our reader and explain the purpose for our paper.
An introduction paragraph has three main parts, an opening sentence, a lead in, and a thesis statement. Watch me as I write the three parts of my introduction paragraph about my topic, Abraham Lincoln. It also expresses your opinion about your topic. This introduces my topic of Abraham Lincoln and expresses my opinion that his life was interesting.
Think for a minute about your topic and what you plan to learn through this research topic. Turn and tell your partner a sample opener sentence for the introduction paragraph. Now we are ready to move into our supporting sentences. These sentences express two or three main ideas that support the opinion in the first sentence.
These sentences are important because they will become the topics of our paragraphs later in the research paper. It is a good idea to base these sentences around your research questions. For example, one of my questions about Abraham Lincoln was focused on his childhood.
Did you notice how I used my own research question to write that sentence. Turn and tell your partner a sentence I could use to support my opinion that Lincoln had an interesting life based on my research questions. Students turn and talk. Teacher calls on students to share responses and adds sentences to chart paper for students to read.
Researchers, we are working so hard for this one paragraph but remember it sets the tone for our entire paper. We can now move onto the last and summarizing sentence in this paragraph.Lesson 3: Wilson and American Entry into World War I. In August , President Woodrow Wilson asked Americans to remain impartial in thought and deed toward the .
Expose young writers to proper paragraph and essay structure. They construct a paper using several well constructed paragraphs, including introductory and concluding sentences. Great lesson to use prior to writing an expository paper. The Long and Short of It: Summarizing Important Details Subjects Language Arts (Study Skills) Note: This activity can be used with a selection from literature or nonfiction reading materials related to science, history, and many other subjects.
An Interesting Approach to Writing Introduction Paragraphs Darren P. Bologna kappa [at] urbanagricultureinitiative.com then give them a task that allows them to write their own.
This lesson plan takes students step by step through writing an introduction. Time: A thesis statement is the last sentence in the introduction paragraph and it describes what. Pearson Prentice Hall and our other respected imprints provide educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services across the secondary curriculum.
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.