Introduction Paragraph

This lesson explains how to write an introduction paragraph beginning with the hook (or lead), followed by background information (or bridge), and the thesis statement:

Activity Link Description
#1 Video This video explains what a paragraph is and introduces the parts of a paragraph.
#2 Video Notes As you watch the video, use the Video Notes to record notes and answers to the practice questions.
#3 Practice with Essay Hooks (or Leads) Use this worksheet to practice hooks, first analyzing strong or weak hooks, and then by writing hooks.
#4 Background or Bridge Practice This worksheet provides practice identifying strong background information for an essay introduction, and then allows students to generate background information in a pre-written essay introuction.
#5 Thesis Statement Practice This worksheet helps learners practice writing thesis statements.