Your supporting details should give information that supports your main idea.
The concluding sentence should restate your main idea.
So here’s the introduction to my paper…
Have you ever admired a folded paper crane? If you know the art of origami, you can fold many beautiful things. Origami has been enjoyed by many cultures, but most people believe it first became popular in Japan. The Japanese especially enjoy origami because they believe it has educational benefits. But, you don’t have to be Japanese to enjoy origami and fold beautiful things.
*Your introduction should GRAB your reader’s attention and make them want to keep reading!
*Share only general details in your introduction. Save your specific information for your detail paragraphs.
*Use your introduction as a guide for the rest of your paper (see the next slide)
Detail Paragraph #1
Your second paragraph is your DETAIL PARAGRAPH #1. This is where you give information about the first detail that you mentioned in your introduction.
For an essay on origami, you might share information here about:
The fifth paragraph in your essay will be your CONCLUSION. Here is where you summarize what you said in the introduction and body.
Writing your conclusion may be a simple as rewriting your introduction using different words.
Here is a sample conclusion….
It is obvious that many different people enjoy origami for many different reasons. Some enjoy folding beautiful things. Some like it because they believe it makes them smarter. Whatever the reason, the art of folding paper has been around for hundreds of years and will be around for many more.
Be an EXPERT! *Extra Credit*
Choose a part of an essay or paragraph and become an expert. Make a mini-poster (markers and paper are in the back of the room) about the part you choose.
For example, if you decide to be an expert on Conclusion, you would make a mini-poster about the conclusion. Turn in your mini-poster to be displayed in the room.