Writing a Strong Hook / Introduction

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Pet Dragon
Pet Dragon
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Pet Dragon
How cool would it be to have a pet dragon! Have fun with this "what if" writing prompt, and spin a fun story about the adventures you'd have.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Living Underwater
Living Underwater
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Living Underwater
How would our lives be different if we were aquatic creatures living underwater? Have your kid flex his creativity with this fun writing prompt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Awful Epoxy Story Starter
Awful Epoxy Story Starter
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Awful Epoxy Story Starter
Is your child "stuck" without a good story starter? Behold the Awful Epoxy, a sticky super villain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Stop the Evil Genie
Stop the Evil Genie
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Stop the Evil Genie
Djinn are evil genies who live in a parallel world. Tell your 4th grader to write about his favorite superhero defeating this djinn.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Captain Kraken
Captain Kraken
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Captain Kraken
Hey, what's Kraken? Kraken are mythical sea creatures with terrifying tentacles. Tell your young writer to come up with a story for Captain Kraken.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Story Hooks
Vocabulary Cards: Story Hooks
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Vocabulary Cards: Story Hooks
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Story Hooks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Halloween Story Starters #4
Halloween Story Starters #4
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Halloween Story Starters #4
Give your child a fun way to polish his writing skills with a Halloween story starter. Hell get to make up his own scary story and get a creativity boost.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It's a Flying Baby?
It's a Flying Baby?
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It's a Flying Baby?
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... flying baby? Your imaginative young writer can come up with a story for this unlikely superhero.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Bushido Backstory
Write a Bushido Backstory
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Write a Bushido Backstory
Watch out for this big, bad Bushido! Bushido is a Japanese word meaning "way of the warrior." It's up to your child to write the story of this super samurai.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Outer Space Story
Outer Space Story
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Outer Space Story
Help your kid get a handle on punctuation by challenging her to create a story that's truly out of this world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Writing a Strong Hook / Introduction

A hook is a way to captivate an audience without wasting any time. Catchy introductions work the same way great headlines do—by making it irresistible to continue reading. The Learning Library's resources on writing a strong hook include prompts, lesson plans, workbooks, and hands-on activities that teach kids how to capture the reader with punchy, persuasive prose.

Resources on Writing A Strong Hook to Capture Readers

Charles Dickens knew how to write a good hook. He wrote the infamous "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." in "A Tale of Two Cities." He also wrote "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show," as the opening line in "David Copperfield."

Just like the hook in the greatest songs, hooks in writing capture the audience instantly and keep them wanting more. The Learning Library's resources teach kids how to write skillful hooks. Printable worksheets, like Strong Beginnings and Hook Your Reader!, provide students with examples of successful introductions and instruct them to practice writing their own. There are a couple of printouts that offer different strategies on how to begin a story such as asking a question or painting the picture of an intriguing scenario. Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative is a lesson plan that encourages students to create a strong angle to their own personal tale. These resources on writing a strong hook are the gateway to an even stronger story.