Writing clear introductions is key to successful explanation writing. A clear introduction sets up the rest of the piece of writing. Without a clear introduction, your readers won’t understand the topic you’re writing about or why you’re writing about it. Knowing both what makes a good introduction and how to make a good introduction are vital for new child writers.
A good introduction includes several core features. First, it needs to somehow catch the reader’s attention. This can be with a hook, a fact, a question, or an interesting statement. The introduction should then provide the reader with any background information they need to know to understand the rest of your writing. Additionally, it should give the reader a preview of what you will be discussing, or what questions you will be answering.
How does a teleporting torch work?
As you may know, the Night Zookeeper uses a rather clever device to help protect the Night Zoo. It is called a Teleporting Torch. Firstly, in this article, I will explain how it works. Secondly, I will explain why it is so important in the fight against the Lord of Nulth.
Now that your child knows what makes a good introduction and has an idea of how to write one themselves, we’ve provided an activity for them. This activity gives an example of a clear introduction accompanied by some questions. Happy practicing!
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