Introduce a Claim by Engaging the Reader

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Writers want to captivate their audience from the very beginning of an argumentative essay. A helpful video focuses on the introduction of an essay, including the ever-important hook. The narrator demonstrates brainstorming and composing a story that highlights the main ideas. She then connects the story to her claim while modeling how to compose an introduction.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pupils can follow this process as they brainstorm and compose their own story hooks
  • Show the video or give the slides a try
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