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Grade 5: Opinion Essay

If your introduction still needs work, try one of these ways to grab your audience.

Begin with a lively opinion statement.

When my mom says, “Come on, we're going to the supermarket,” I make up any excuse I can think of not to go.

Begin with a question.

Have you ever dreamed that you were trying to run but couldn't get anywhere? That's how I feel when I go to the supermarket with my mother!

Begin with a description.

The automatic door swings open, a blast of cold air hits me, and I prepare for another half-hour of torture at the supermarket.

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