Essay Facts
Introduction Writing
Topic Sentence Writing
Transition Sentence Writing
Conclusion Writing
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How many paragraphs are there in an essay?

5

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Write a hook for an essay about your favorite movie, video game, tv show, or book.

Did you know that___?

100

What is a topic sentence?

It is a sentence that introduces what the paragraph is about.

100

What is a transition sentence?

A transition sentence introduces the topic of the next paragraph.

100

What are the three things you should do in your conclusion?

1. Write your thesis in different words.

2. Summarize the body paragraphs in three sentences.

3. Explain why the topic is important.

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How many sentences are in a paragraph?

5

200

What are all of the items in an introduction in the correct order?

1. Hook.

2. Summary

3. Thesis

200

What is a topic sentence and where does it go in the paragraph?

It is the first sentence of the paragraph.  It introduces the topic of the paragraph.

200

What is a transition sentence and where does it go in the paragraph?

A transition sentence is the last sentence in a body paragraph that introduces the topic of the next paragraph.

200

What is a concluding sentence and where does it go in your conclusion?

It is the last sentence of a conclusion that explain why the topic of the essay is important.

300

What are all of the paragraphs in an essay in the correct order?

1. Introduction

2. Body 1

3. Body 2

4. Body 3

5. Conclusion

300

What is a thesis statement and where does it go in the introduction?

A thesis is when you answer the essay question in the last part of the introduction.

300

Which of the following sentences is a topic sentence?

A. In conclusion, exercise is beneficial for your health.

B. Finally, toxic chemicals pollute the ocean.

C. In the 19th century, women were finally allowed to play certain sports.

C. In the 19th century, women were finally allowed to play certain sports.

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Which sentence below is a transition sentence?


A. Even though monkeys can be violent, they can also be very caring.

B. In the beginning, they were considered very creative people.

C. There are many reasons why art is considered beneficial.

A. Even though monkeys can be violent, they can also be very caring.

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Which sentence below is the concluding sentence (last sentence of a conclusion)?

A. In conclusion, Greece is known for great architecture.

B. Greek myths are very popular.

C. Stories are important because they teach lessons and connect people to each other.

C. Stories are important because they teach lessons and connect people to each other.

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What is a thesis?

What is a topic sentence?

What is a transition sentence?

Where do they each go in the essay?

1. Thesis: Sentences that answer the essay question. Last part of introduction.

2. Topic Sentence: A sentence that introduces the topic of the paragraph. First sentence of body paragraphs.

3. A sentence that introduces the next topic.  Last sentence of body paragraphs 1 and 2.

400

Choose one of the questions below and "write" a thesis statement.

1. Are video games good or bad for students and why?

2. Is homework good or bad and why?

3. Is social media more positive or negative for students?

400

Write your own topic sentence for the paragraph below:

 Over the last 100 years, hunting and forest destruction have reduced tiger populations from hundreds of thousands of animals to perhaps fewer than 2,500. Tigers are hunted as trophies, and also for body parts that are used in traditional Chinese medicine. All five remaining tiger subspecies are at-risk, and many protection programs are in place.  As a result, many measures are being taken to help the tigers.

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The "paragraph" below is about lions.  Write a transition sentence that will introduce the topic cheetahs.  (Hint: cheetahs live in small groups.)

Lion prides can be as big as 40 animals. In a pride, lions hunt prey, raise cubs, and defend their territory together.

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Write a concluding sentence for the conclusion below:

History has been passed down through generations in many ways.  In the past, history and stories were passed down by bards and storytellers.  History was also passed down in poems and songs.  Finally, history has been passed down through writing.

500

Choose one:  Intro, body, conclusion.

Explain each part in the correct order with explanations.

500

"Write" an introduction that answers one of the following questions:

1. Why is friendship important?

2. Should cell phones be allowed in school?

3. Should uniforms be mandatory?

500

"Write" a complete body paragraph about an appropriate topic of your choice.

500

"Write" a body paragraph about your favorite food, and add a transition sentence that introduces the topic of the next paragraph (your favorite restaurant).

500
"Write" a conclusion where you discuss an appropriate topic of your choice.
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