Wednesday, January 30, 2008


CAHSEE Writing Preparation: Elements of Persuasive Essays and the Three-Step Introduction
Handout: Persuasive Essays Include...
Lesson: The Three-Step Introduction
Hook - grab the reader's attention with an anecdote--describe the scene in story form
Signal word - use a word that signals the need for change after the hook (examples: although, however, but, even though, unless, etc.)
Thesis - give your main opinion, reason, or idea: what should we think or do about this issue?

HW: Craft a Three-Step Introduction for one of these two topics--(1) The tardy policy or (2) Showing your ID card at the gate