Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions April 18, 2017 | [Writing] When writing an informative introduction, students could include many different pieces in that first paragraph. Rather than giving students a recipe, teach them optional ingredients to build into...
Craft Informative Conclusions

Craft Informative Conclusions

Craft Informative Conclusions April 17, 2017 | [Writing] A previous article detailed the ingredients to an informative introduction. This article reveals possible components for writing an informative conclusion. After students have written an introduction and the...
Connect Ideas Within Paragraphs

Connect Ideas Within Paragraphs

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Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction

Rework the Prompt to Serve as an Introduction Feb 20, 2017 | [Writing] FAQ: How can I prepare students to write an introduction to an extended-response prompt? ANSWER: An extended reading response requires a 3-5 paragraph essay. This merits a longer introductory...