Give them some prompts to consider to guide their feedback.After time has lapsed, have students pass again in the same direction.
For five or ten minutes, just sit and allow students to respond to the introduction paragraphs.
Students can write praises and suggestions either on the actual paper copies or on post-its.
It contains the ABC acronym, the pillars and introduction paragraph graphic organizer, examples of hooks, ideas for what to include in the bridge, and an example introduction paragraph.
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I find it important to give students feedback on their introduction paragraphs before moving on to the body of the essay.
Feedback is an opportunity to boost students’ confidence.
Because I have a compulsion to reflect on and analyze my lessons and units, I am always trying to come up with no-fear, sensible ways to help students approach writing.
In this post, I’m sharing the methods I use to make writing an introduction paragraph for an argumentative essay more transparent and concrete.
I ask them, “What information does your audience need to know in order to fully understand this debate? I developed the ABC acronym for writing argumentative introductions because it’s so easy to remember.
Even students who don’t need much scaffolding must understand that those elements are necessary in order to grab the audience’s attention, fill in gaps of knowledge, and establish a sound position.