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  1. 1. WHAT IS AN INTRODUCTION?<br />In- tro- duc- tion<br />A formal presentation of one person to another or others<br />
  2. 2. Specific Facts<br />Specific Dates and Times<br />An Introduction is<br />NOT<br />Particular Events<br />Detailed Descriptions<br />
  3. 3. THE FIRST SENTENCE……<br />Catch the readers attention<br />BE EXCITED!!<br />Make a bold statement<br />Example: Football is the greatest sport in America.<br />
  4. 4. The Second Sentence…<br />st<br />Summarize your <br />main idea<br />TO THE OUTLINE<br />
  5. 5. Outline<br /> The Beginning<br />Dates<br />Where it started<br />Who founded it<br /> <br />Basic Rules<br />Offense<br />Defense<br />Special Teams<br /> <br />Favorite Team<br />Penn State<br />Joe Paterno<br />National Championships<br />
  6. 6. The Second Sentence…<br />st<br />Summarize your <br />main idea<br />Example: Football is the greatest sport in America. It has a very rich history. <br />
  7. 7. The Third Sentence…<br />ND<br />Summarizes the <br />main idea<br />TO THE OUTLINE<br />
  8. 8. Outline<br /> The Beginning<br />Dates<br />Where it started<br />Who founded it<br /> <br />Basic Rules<br />Offense<br />Defense<br />Special Teams<br /> <br />Favorite Team<br />Penn State<br />Joe Paterno<br />National Championships<br />
  9. 9. The Third Sentence…<br />ND<br />Summarizes the <br />main idea<br />Example: Football is the greatest sport in America. It has a very rich history.The game of football has a lot of important rules.<br />
  10. 10. The Fourth Sentence…<br />RD<br />Summarize the<br />main idea<br />Back To The Outline<br />
  11. 11. Outline<br /> The Beginning<br />Dates<br />Where it started<br />Who founded it<br /> <br />Basic Rules<br />Offense<br />Defense<br />Special Teams<br /> <br />Favorite Team<br />Penn State<br />Joe Paterno<br />National Championships<br />
  12. 12. The Fourth Sentence…<br />RD<br />Summarize the<br />main idea<br />Example: Football is the greatest sport in America. It has a very rich history. The game of football has a lot of important rules. Penn State’s football program is the best in the entire country. <br />
  13. 13. Conclusion Sentence<br />In Conclusion….<br />We talked about….<br />Stay<br />Excited!!!<br />About Your Main Idea<br />Example: The sport of football has captivated American audiences for decades.<br />
  14. 14. Introductory Paragraph<br />Football is the greatest sport in America. It has a very rich history. The game of football has a lot of important rules. Penn State’s football program is the best in the entire country. This exciting sport has captivated American audiences for decades.<br />
  15. 15. Review<br />Which of the following should NOT appear in your introduction paragraph?<br />A date or time<br />A specific fact<br />A bold introduction sentence<br />Descriptive details<br />
  16. 16. 1. Match Topic Sentences in Introduction<br />3. Write Conclusion Sentence<br />NEXT UP…..<br />2. Not too Detailed!<br />4. Edit Paper,<br />Correct Power Point,<br />Write Speech<br />

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