Now, you’re ready to write the paragraph that will introduce your subject and the information you’ve collected. In
some ways, this is the most difficult step.
1) It’s always best to start with a hook – a sentence that will grab your reader’s attention and introduce the
subject. For example,
Of all the stinging insects, the hornet is perhaps the most feared.
Notice that the sentence doesn’t start out with “Hornets are …”. Instead, there are some words that hopefully
will grab the reader’s attention.
2) Next, it’s a good idea to let your readers know what topics are covered in your project. One way to do this is
to write a sentence for each topic. You can even use a slightly different version of your topic sentences. For
Of all the stinging insects, the European Hornet is perhaps the most feared. A hornet’s sting may give people
a reason to fear it but there are many facts that make the hornet an interesting creature. A flexible eater, it
has adapted to feast on a wide variety of plants and animals.