Lesson Plan

Story Hooks

Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to capture their readers’ imaginations by composing original beginnings.

Language

Students will be able to write story starters in multiple ways using word banks.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Explain to students that today we will learn how writers make their writing exciting using interesting introductions, or hooks.
  • Define hook and write it on the board. Explain that it can be used both literally and figuratively (ie. it can have more than one meaning), and give an example.
  • Have students turn to partners to discuss how a writer might hook a reader.