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An Introduction Paragraph in 3 Easy Steps:

An Introduction Paragraph in 3 Easy Steps All you need is some fireworks, Painting a Picture, and a fork.

Step 1:

Step 1

Your Introduction should Start with some fireworks…:

Your Introduction should Start with some fireworks… Figuratively, not literally…literal fireworks can be dangerous, figurative fireworks are not so dangerous

Fireworks:

Fireworks Fireworks get everyone’s attention and they can make a boring night exciting…

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… ASk a question

Examples:

Examples Have you ever…? What would it be like to…? If you could…?

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… Tell A funny story

Examples:

Examples One time my grandma… It all happened… You will never believe what happened to me…

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… Make An outrageous statement

Examples:

Examples Llamas may be more popular than unicorns but,… Don’t worry about the gum under your desk.

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… Something that will make them want to read more!!!!

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… Just like fireworks, it will get their attention…

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… Your fireworks can be one sentence long Or…

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention…:

Think of a way to grab the reader’s attention… More than one sentence…a couple of sentences might really grab attention

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Step 2

Paint a Picture:

Paint a Picture Not literally, figuratively

Paint a Picture…:

Paint a Picture… You are painting A picture of your topic…

Paint a Picture…:

Paint a Picture… But, with words instead of paint.

Paint a Picture…:

Paint a Picture… Real paint is a lot messier than Figurative paint

Paint a Picture…:

Paint a Picture… Paint a picture is where you introduce your topic but, don’t state your opinion…

Example:

Example There are many ways to spend your free time. One way to spend your time is Fruit Ninja. It is a video game where you are a ninja that slices flying fruit and you earn points.

Notice, there are no opinions:

Notice, there are no opinions There are many ways to spend your free time. One way to spend your time is Fruit Ninja. It is a video game where you are a ninja that slices flying fruit and you earn points.

Notice, it is giving background information:

Notice, it is giving background information There are many ways to spend your free time. One way to spend your time is Fruit Ninja. It is a video game where you are a ninja that slices flying fruit and you earn points.

Notice, It paints a picture but it doesn’t tell why…:

Notice, It paints a picture but it doesn’t tell why… There are many ways to spend your free time. One way to spend your time is Fruit Ninja. It is a video game where you are a ninja that slices flying fruit and you earn points.

Paint a Picture…:

Paint a Picture… painting a picture usually takes 3 to 5 sentences.

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Step 3

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement Poke ‘ em with a 3 pronged fork

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement Figuratively, Not literally

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement You will never get a referral for this kind of poking

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement A thesis statement states your side and gives 3 reasons why

Example Thesis Statement :

Example Thesis Statement I believe blah blah blah because this, that, and the other.

Let’s try that one more time :

Let’s try that one more time I believe blah blah blah because this, that, and the other.

Example:

Example I believe a Unicorn would beat a zombie in a fight because unicorns have a horn, zombies fall apart easily, and unicorns have magical powers.

Example:

Example Gum should not be allowed in school because it makes a mess, it makes an annoying sound when you chew it, and some people can’t afford it.

Example:

Example I like to play Fruit Ninja in my free time because it is challenging, it helps me to build mad ninja skills, and it is free.

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement It’s one sentence long.

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement It has three points.

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement An awesome thesis statement is the key to an awesome essay…

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement A sweet thesis statement is the key to a sweet essay…

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement A beast thesis statement is the key to a beast essay…

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement You get the idea, Right?

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement Thesis statements are exactly one sentence long…

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement Your opinion, 3 reasons, One sentence (use the same rhythm as the papa john’s slogan)

Thesis Statement :

Thesis Statement Did I mention that Thesis statements are exactly one sentence long?

Introduction Paragraph:

Introduction Paragraph Remember the three easy steps…

Step 1:

Step 1 fireworks

Step 2:

Step 2 Paint a Picture

Step 3:

Step 3 A three pronged fork

Or literally,:

Or literally, 1. An attention grabber, 2. Introduce Topic, 3. Thesis statement

Figuratively,:

Figuratively, See you on the flip side

Or literally,:

Or literally, The end

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