How do you name a pet or describe a good book at the library? In this activity, students introduce different topics based on prompts.
How to Write Introductions
As the saying goes, there’s just one chance to make a first impression. For writers, that chance is in the introduction of an essay or text. If a writer can interest and engage a reader immediately, the writer has made a good first impression. Our worksheets on writing an engaging and interesting introduction are below. Simple click on the title to view more about the worksheet or to download a PDF. They are free for home or classroom use.
Students, especially beginning writers, sometimes have trouble getting started. This activity helps them learn how to introduce topics.
This activity helps students learn how to clearly introduce a topic in a story they are telling. In this activity, students will write the setting of the story.
This activity helps students develop a strong thesis statement for their essays by providing practice writing sample statements.
This activity is designed to help students learn about writing introductions through a fun bridge building activity to join the lead noun card and thesis statement card.
This is a fun, creative activity where students explore ways to include factoids, stories, metaphors and more to create “hooks”. A great activity to help students develop strong introductions.
Creating an attention-grabbing lead isn’t always easy but it’s very rewarding to students when they are able to create engaging introductions. This activity provides great practice to build better introductions!
Let’s combine it all! This activity helps students use thesis statements, bridges and leads to write strong essay introductions.
This activity helps students bring together what they’ve learned to write a complete introduction, including the lead, bridge, and thesis statement.