Let's Hook 'Em!
Students will be able to hook their readers by composing an interesting beginning.
- 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.