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Teach and learn basic language arts skills and essay writing.
 

FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY MADE SIMPLE:
Background Information
and Purpose Statement

Write background information and a purpose statement for the introductory paragraph.

Objectives:

  • Students will understand the use of background information and a purpose statement when writing an introductory paragraph.

  • Students will build skills necessary for writing paragraphs and essays.

Suggested/Recommended Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

 

 

USING A PURPOSE STATEMENT AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION LESSON PLAN

 

Materials


Procedure:

Students should read the lesson, and complete the worksheet. As an option, teachers may also use the lesson as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Excerpt from Lesson:

After the GRABBER, give the reader 3-4 sentences of BACKGROUND INFORMATION on your topic. Give them a “sneak peek” of what they will find when they read on. Don't give too much information—they may stop there!

If you are writing about the three branches of government, give a few sentences of who is in charge of what or how each was founded. Assume the reader has NO IDEA about your topic and you are the expert. It is your job to inform the reader. You might be giving them information they didn't have before.

The last sentence of the INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH is the PURPOSE STATEMENT. This sentence lets the reader know why you have written the essay and can be tricky. It needs to be written carefully...

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LESSON PRINTABLES

 

 

 

Introductory Paragraph - Background Information and Purpose Statement *

You may print this lesson worksheet for students use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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