Thesis Statement
Hooks
Body Paragraphs
Conclusion
Argumentative vs. informative
Transition Words

100

True or False: You write the thesis statement in the last sentence in the conclusion paragraph.

False you write it in the last sentence of the introduction paragraph.

100

What is a hook?

A statement that catches the readers attention.

100

How many body paragraphs are there in an essay?

three

100

What is the purpose of a conclusion?

To summarize or wrap up the essay.

100

Uses the word "inform", "explain", and/or "discuss" in the prompt. 

Informative

100

Use this transition word in a sentence.

After

.

200

A. Some of the major causes behind common diseases in the United States could be traced to three main factors: poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. 

B. What are some of the main causes behind many of our diseases in the United States today? 

C. This essay examines some of the major causes behind many of our diseases in the United States today.

A.

200

Where do you find a hook?

The first sentence in an introduction.

200

True or false:

Each body paragraph should have one main idea

true

200

How many sentences should a conclusion be?

3-5 sentences

200

Uses the words "argue", "position", and/or "convince" in the prompt. 

Argumentative

200

Find the transition word.

I make my own cleaning supplies because they are better for the environment. Furthermore, they are cheaper.

furthermore

300

Write a thesis statement with two reasons for:

Summer vacation is beneficial.

.

300

What is one way you can write a hook?

Question, descriptive, onomatopoeia, interesting fact, quotations

300

What are the five things a body paragraph needs?

introduction, three key details, conclusion

300

Choose the best conclusion sentence:

A. In conclusion, Dunkin Donuts is better because of their prices and wide range of choices.

B. To summarize, Dunkin Donuts has more to offer.

A.

300

What is the purpose of an informative essay?

To educate the reader's audience on a certain topic.

300

Fill in the transition words


_______________ Nicki Minaj and Justin Beiber are famous singers. _______________ they are different because one is female and the other is male.

both, but

400

Write a thesis statement with two reasons for:

Recycling is better for the Earth.

.

400

Write a hook for this:

The best amusement park

.

400

The body paragraphs should be supported by what?

textual evidence

400

What is one transition word you can use in the conclusion?

to summarize, to sum up, in conclusion, etc.

400

What is the purpose of an argumentative essay?

Debates or argues a particular point of claim made within the topic. 

400

Use the transition word in a sentence.

For example

.

500

Write a thesis statement with three reasons for:

My parents and I are very different.

.

500

Write a hook for this:

The scariest moment in your life.


.

500

Write a sample body paragraph about why state testing is stressful.

.

500

Write a conclusion sentence for an essay about why dogs are better than cats.

.

500

What statements are found in an argumentative essay and not in an informative essay?

Claim and counterclaim

500

Speaking two languages has many benefits. For example, students who know two languages will eventually outperform students who only know one language. Another reason is that students who are bilingual have greater self-esteem, creativity, and problem solving skills. In addition, being bilingual is a great resume booster.

for example, another reason, in addition