Students should read the lesson, and complete the worksheet. As an option, teachers may
also use the lesson as part of a classroom lesson plan.
Excerpt from Lesson:
After the GRABBER, give the reader 3-4 sentences of BACKGROUND INFORMATION on your topic. Give them a “sneak peek” of what they will find when they read on. Don't give too much information—they may stop there!
If you are writing about the three branches of government, give a few sentences of who is in charge of what or how each was founded. Assume the reader has NO IDEA about your topic and you are the expert. It is your job to inform the reader. You might be giving them information they didn't have before.
The last sentence of the INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH is the PURPOSE STATEMENT. This sentence lets the reader know why you have written the essay and can be tricky. It needs to be written carefully...
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