Students are told from the first time they receive instruction in English composition that their introductory paragraphs should accomplish two tasks:
For more information, see Module 2, Unit 4, Section : Using concessive clauses.
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Text Types and Purposes: -
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (., because , and , also ) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section. -
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. -
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. Production and Distribution of Writing: -
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With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. -
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. Research to Build and Present Knowledge: -
Participate in shared research and writing projects (., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). -
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. -
( begins in grade 4) Range of Writing: -
( begins in grade 3)
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Avoid making the conclusion too repetitive as it may lose its essence. Do not begin with “in conclusion”. Try to keep the conclusion as general as possible. Although a concluding paragraph is seen as an unnecessary repeat of ideas, it is in reality a fundamental essay element with its own rationale.