Lesson Plan

Interesting Introductions

Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and create different types of story introductions.


(5 minutes)
  • Have students pair up and briefly discuss what they think an introduction is.
  • Allow a few volunteers to share their ideas with the rest of the class.
  • Explain that the introduction of a text gives the reader a preview of what the rest of it will be about. It usually starts with a hook, or a line meant to get the reader interested.
  • Compare the introduction of a text to some of the introduction types mentioned by students. For example, an introduction that occurs when two people meet helps them get acquainted, just like the introduction of a paper helps the reader get acquainted with its topic.

Related Guided Lesson

Informational Text 3

3 online exercises
5 printable worksheets
fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing