Introduction to EssayParagraphs, essay planning, general structure
Task sheet – 5 mins• Read task sheet.• Highlight things that need explaining.• Due date – Tuesday week 10• Lesson plans
What is a paragraph? – 5 mins• A paragraph is a section of writing.• It should contain one topic, talk about one thing.• In groups, look at the handout. Mark where you think a new paragraph should begin.• Feedback
How many paragraphs?IntroductionMain 1Main 2Main 3ConclusionYou should be looking for at least 5 paragraphsfor your essay.
Introduction• This is where you say what you are going to talk about. You DO NOT tell the story.“In my essay I am going to show that, despitemany unlikeable or frustrating things,Christopher is a likeable character. I will lookat…..”
Conclusion• Sum up what you have talked about.• How have you proven your idea?• Leave the reader with a question.• A good last sentence leaves your reader with something to think about.
Brain Storm – 10 mins• Christopher is a likeable character – why?
Plenary• If you were the teacher – what would you plan for next lesson.