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lesson bookUNIT 1 — Lesson 1
Introductory Paragraphs (Introduction)


In order for people to be interested in reading an essay, the introduction or introductory paragraph needs to capture their attention. A well-written introductory paragraph with an interesting opening statement, strong supporting sentences, and a clear thesis statement not only encourages the reader to continue, but also sets up the rest of the essay. The focus of this lesson is writing quality introductions. Lesson 1A explains the different parts of an introduction and Lesson 1B explains seven ways of writing an introduction.