Schooled-Persuasive Writing Project-Lesson 4-Introductory Paragraph

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Schooled-Persuasive Writing Project-Lesson 4-Introductory Paragraph

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  1. Introductory Paragraph

    Slide 1 - Introductory Paragraph

  2. ObjectivesEssential Question(s) and Standards

    Slide 2 - ObjectivesEssential Question(s) and Standards

    • By the end of this lesson you should be able to:
    • Identify attention grabbers when writing an introductory paragraph
    • Write the introductory paragraph to your speech
    • Today we are going to learn about writing the introductory paragraph of our speech
    • Essential Question: What does a good introductory paragraph look like?
    • State Standards:CC.1.4, CC.1.4.8, CC.1.4.B, CC.1.4.8.C, CC.1.4.8.D, CC.1.4.8.E, CC.1.4.8.F, CC.1.4.8.G, CC.1.4.8.H
    • Student Terms: Write to persuade my classmates to vote for me as their class president
  3. Recap

    Slide 3 - Recap

    • USBee’s
    • USBee’s
    • Persuasion is when you make someone think, feel, or act a certain way
    • In order to affectively persuade someone, you must appeal to both their logic and emotion.
    • Logical appeals include facts and statistics
    • Emotional appeals include loaded language, figurative language, stories, or personal experiences.
  4. Vocabulary

    Slide 4 - Vocabulary

    • Introductory paragraph
    • Thesis Statement
    • Quotation
    • Question
    • Outrageous Statement
    • Facts/Statistics
  5. Take a couple of minutes and think about what you already know about writing an introductory paragraph.

    Slide 5 - Take a couple of minutes and think about what you already know about writing an introductory paragraph.

    • What do you already know?
  6. MMMM…TASTY!

    Slide 6 - MMMM…TASTY!

    • Your essay is like a hamburger
  7. Introductory Paragraph

    Slide 7 - Introductory Paragraph

    • Let’s check out some ways that we can begin writing our intro!
    • Your introduction should be 3-5 sentences
    • Your thesis statement will be the last sentence in your introduction.
    • Top Bun
  8. Introductory Paragraph

    Slide 8 - Introductory Paragraph

    • Quotation
    • Question
    • Outrageous Statement
    • Interesting Fact or Statistic
    • Attention Grabbers
    • Hey!
  9. Quotation

    Slide 9 - Quotation

    • Quotation- a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.
    • EXAMPLE: The great Shakespeare once said, “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”
  10. Question

    Slide 10 - Question

    • Question- when you ask something of someone and are looking for an answer.
    • Example: What’s plain, and boring? What makes all students in a school building look the same and lose their individuality? If you guessed UNIFORMS, you’re correct!
  11. Outrageous Statement

    Slide 11 - Outrageous Statement

    • Outrageous Statement- Something that someone says that makes you go…WHAAAAT?! 
    • Example: Fast food is killing America!
  12. Interesting Fact

    Slide 12 - Interesting Fact

    • Fact- statements from reliable sources about real things.
    • Example: “Did you know that a typical child needs 2,000 calories for an entire day and Burger King’s Whopper with triple cheese has 1,230 calories?”
  13. Interesting Statistic

    Slide 13 - Interesting Statistic

    • Statistics- facts expressed in numbers, based on data from samples and populations.
    • Example: Fast food consumption has risen 500 percent since 1970 and today reaches nearly every part of society, including some public school cafeterias.
  14. Quick Review

    Slide 14 - Quick Review

    • How many sentences should your introductory paragraph be?
    • A. 2-3
    • B. 3-5
    • C. 1-2
  15. Quick Review

    Slide 15 - Quick Review

    • What are some ways that you could grab the attention of your audience in your introductory paragraph?
    • A. Question
    • B. Outrageous Statement
    • C. Fact
    • D. All of the above
  16. A Great Introductory Paragraph:

    Slide 16 - A Great Introductory Paragraph:

    • Fast Food Is Killing America!
    • Did you know that a typical child needs 2,000 calories for an entire day and Burger King’s Whopper with triple cheese has 1,230 calories? That is far more calories than anyone needs in one day! Fast food consumption has risen 500 percent since 1970 and today reaches nearly every part of society, including some public school cafeterias. Fast food is harmful because it rapidly increases weight, causes high blood pressure, and leads to sluggishness.
    • Catchy Title
    • Attention grabber!
    • Thesis Statement with 3 supporting reasons.
  17. A Great Introductory Paragraph:

    Slide 17 - A Great Introductory Paragraph:

    • Fast Food Is Killing America!
    • Did you know that a typical child needs 2,000 calories for an entire day and Burger King’s Whopper with triple cheese has 1,230 calories? That is far more calories than anyone needs in one day! Fast food consumption has risen 500 percent since 1970 and today reaches nearly every part of society, including some public school cafeterias. Fast food is harmful because it rapidly increases weight, causes high blood pressure, and leads to sluggishness.
    • Catchy Title
    • Attention grabber!
    • Thesis Statement with 3 supporting reasons.
  18. Attention Grabber

    Slide 18 - Attention Grabber

    • Example
    • Quotation
    • Question
    • Outrageous Statement
    • Short Story
    • Practice!
  19. Summary

    Slide 19 - Summary

    • Your introduction should be 3-5 sentences
    • Your thesis statement will be the last sentence in your introduction.
    • You need to grab the attention of your audience in your introduction.
    • You can grab your audience’s attention by:
    • Asking a question, making an outrageous statement, presenting a famous quote, or using an interesting fact or statistic.
  20. Identify attention grabbers when writing an introductory paragraph

    Slide 20 - Identify attention grabbers when writing an introductory paragraph

    • Write the introductory paragraph to your speech
    • Checklist
  21. Dig Deeper

    Slide 21 - Dig Deeper

    • http://safeshare.tv/w/MFrBsMalLx
    • Check out the link below to view a video of great motivational introduction statements!
  22. I’ve got Skills!

    Slide 22 - I’ve got Skills!

    • You will apply these new skills to the drafting phase of your project.
    • You will write the introduction of your rough draft.
  23. Stay Tuned!

    Slide 23 - Stay Tuned!

    • Body Paragraphs