Writing the Introduction The introductory paragraph is like

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Writing the Introduction The introductory paragraph is like the road map for an essay.

Writing the Introduction The introductory paragraph is like the road map for an essay. The introductory paragraph contains: • A “hook” or brief summary (1 -2 sentences) • The title, author, and genre of the book • The thesis statement (what’s this? )

The Thesis Statement The thesis statement is THE most important sentence in your essay.

The Thesis Statement The thesis statement is THE most important sentence in your essay. It establishes the focus of your essay and explains the point you will be making in your essay. It is the last sentence in your introductory paragraph.

The Thesis Statement To write a thesis statement, you need to figure out the

The Thesis Statement To write a thesis statement, you need to figure out the point of your essay. How has the relationship between Phillip and Timothy changed? How were the characters affected? You will need to read back through all 3 body paragraphs to figure this out. What is the OVERALL point you are making in your body paragraphs?

The Thesis Statement After you have read back through your body paragraphs, it’s time

The Thesis Statement After you have read back through your body paragraphs, it’s time to write thesis. It can be 1 -2 sentences. Here is an example: Timothy teaches Phillip about respect and equality. Through this friendship, Phillip becomes more mature and independent.

The Thesis Statement Timothy teaches Phillip about respect and equality. Through this friendship, Phillip

The Thesis Statement Timothy teaches Phillip about respect and equality. Through this friendship, Phillip becomes more mature and independent. What: The topic Timothy teaches Phillip So what: Why is this important? Phillip becomes more mature and independent

Writing the Introduction The introductory paragraph is like the road map for an essay.

Writing the Introduction The introductory paragraph is like the road map for an essay. The introductory paragraph contains: Life-long relationships are often formed between the most unlikely of people. In the novel, The Cay, by Theodore Taylor, a boy named Phillip and a man named Timothy are shipwrecked and stranded together on a raft. As their relationship develops, they realize they have much to teach other. Timothy teaches Phillip about respect and equality. Through this friendship, Phillip becomes more mature and independent.

Conclusion The concluding paragraph ties all your preceding paragraphs together and gives additional insight

Conclusion The concluding paragraph ties all your preceding paragraphs together and gives additional insight into your ideas. You can think of the conclusion as restating your thesis in different words and offering some additional wisdom.

Conclusion The concluding paragraph ties all your preceding paragraphs together and gives additional insight

Conclusion The concluding paragraph ties all your preceding paragraphs together and gives additional insight into your ideas. You can think of the conclusion as restating your thesis in different words and offering some additional wisdom. What do we learn from this relationship?

Conclusion One of these phrases may help to get you started: This story serves

Conclusion One of these phrases may help to get you started: This story serves to remind us that… This story gives new meaning to… The author gives us a new way of seeing…

Conclusion Sentence 1: Restate thesis Sentence 2: What do we learn from this relationship?

Conclusion Sentence 1: Restate thesis Sentence 2: What do we learn from this relationship?