Agenda 10/5/11<br />1. GED Practice<br />2.  Discuss HW<br />3.  Dissecting the Thesis Statement<br />4.  Writing Attentio...
GED Practice<br />I look to my only brother John, for important advice.<br />Which is the best way to write the underlined...
Introduction<br />Remember:<br />Attention Grabber<br />Thesis<br />
Ideas for Grabbers<br />1.  Begin with a  quotation or catchy saying.<br />Good for take-home essays<br />This allows you ...
Make Sure…<br />not to use this method all the time; it will get stale if you do.<br />to identify the person you quote<br...
Ideas for Grabbers<br />2.  Describe a personal experience<br />This will help the reader identify with you and want to re...
Make sure…<br />To make the opening dramatic<br />To keep it brief<br />To connect it with a transition to the thesis to m...
Ideas for Grabbers<br />3.  Ask a question<br />This gets to the point of your thesis immediately.<br />Look at the exampl...
Practice Writing Grabbers<br />Working alone, with a partner, or a small group, write a grabber for each of the following ...
Practice Writing an Introduction<br />Choose ONE of the five topics listed below and write an introduction to pull in your...
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  1. 1. Agenda 10/5/11<br />1. GED Practice<br />2. Discuss HW<br />3. Dissecting the Thesis Statement<br />4. Writing Attention Grabbers and Thesis Statement<br />Tomorrow: Spelling Quiz!<br />
  2. 2. GED Practice<br />I look to my only brother John, for important advice.<br />Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option (1). <br />(1) my only brother John, for<br />(2) my only Brother, John, for<br />(3) my only brother John for<br />(4) mine only brother John, for<br />(5) my only brother, John, for<br /><ul><li>I look to my only brother,John, for important advice.</li></li></ul><li>Dissecting a Thesis Statement<br />A thesis statement is<br />Topic + position<br />Example: Doing crossword puzzles is addicting and educational.<br />Topic: Crossword Puzzles<br />Organizing features: two subtopics; 1) addicting; 2) educational<br />Position: The writer enjoys doing crossword puzzles<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Remember:<br />Attention Grabber<br />Thesis<br />
  4. 4. Ideas for Grabbers<br />1. Begin with a quotation or catchy saying.<br />Good for take-home essays<br />This allows you to use someone else’s awesome words to grab a reader’s attention.<br />These quotes can be from famous people or people you know.<br />
  5. 5. Make Sure…<br />not to use this method all the time; it will get stale if you do.<br />to identify the person you quote<br />your quotation is SHORT!<br />to choose a quote that is relevant AND spicy.<br />
  6. 6. Ideas for Grabbers<br />2. Describe a personal experience<br />This will help the reader identify with you and want to read more.<br />Let’s take a look at a few examples. (handout)<br />
  7. 7. Make sure…<br />To make the opening dramatic<br />To keep it brief<br />To connect it with a transition to the thesis to make it relevant<br />
  8. 8. Ideas for Grabbers<br />3. Ask a question<br />This gets to the point of your thesis immediately.<br />Look at the example on the handout.<br />Your thesis SHOULD NEVER BE WORDED AS A QUESTION!<br />
  9. 9. Practice Writing Grabbers<br />Working alone, with a partner, or a small group, write a grabber for each of the following topics:<br />1. A time you said “yes” when you should have said “no”<br />2. A memorable Halloween experience<br />3. Being surprised<br />4. Earliest childhood memories<br />5. A very good friend<br />
  10. 10. Practice Writing an Introduction<br />Choose ONE of the five topics listed below and write an introduction to pull in your reader. <br />It should include:<br />An attention grabber<br />A transition sentence if you need to connect the grabber to the thesis<br />THESIS STATEMENT<br />

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