Thesis Statement and the Introduction – Essay Writing Unit


Help your students master the art of writing an introductory paragraph and thesis statement with this essay writing unit that focuses on the introduction. This lesson will help your students improve their essay writing skills and write a well-developed and complete thesis statement and introduction paragraph.

This essay writing teaching resource includes everything you need for instruction including an editable PowerPoint presentation and student handouts to help guide them through the thesis statement writing process.

Here is what this writing unit includes:

  • an editable PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction
  • individual and group activities and practice
  • thesis statement worksheets
  • thesis statement organizers
  • guided introduction paragraph essay outline
  • student reference guides

The PowerPoint was created to be informative and engaging:

  • 23 slides
  • animated
  • color-coded
  • engaging
  • includes writing examples
  • includes good and bad examples

Your students will drastically improve their essay writing skills after following along with the instructional presentation and completing the activities in this unit. The presentation includes good and bad examples of writing and an explanation so that students can apply what they’ve learned to their own writing.

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