Lesson Plan

Let's Hook 'Em!

Are your students hooking their readers? Use this creative and imaginative writing exercise that will bring student beginnings to life.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to hook their readers by composing an interesting beginning.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together.
  • Tell your students that they will learn how to hook, or engage, their readers by composing an interesting beginning.
  • Read the poem "Narrative Beginnings."
  • Activate prior knowledge by reviewing story leads, characters, settings (time/place), and problems.
  • Then, choose a few students to give examples of each story element.