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Grade 8: Opinion Essay

If your introduction doesn't sizzle, try these ideas.

Use a teaser. Set a scene in the first paragraph, and deliver your opinion in the second.

The two dancers swirled in a graceful waltz. Their smiles sparkled as the music swelled. It was totally romantic, yet here's the strange part. The couple were my parents, waltzing in the living room!

I think ballroom dancing is the most graceful type of dance.

Raise a question.

Have you ever done a fox trot, a waltz, or a samba? They are all forms of ballroom dancing, my favorite kind of dance.

Give an example.

My friend Jenny considered herself uncoordinated. She tended to walk into things. Then she took a ballroom dancing class, and now she walks elegantly! This type of dancing is my favorite.

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