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