Creating the Hook
Students read the opening lines to some of Roald Dahl books. In groups, they discuss the opening lines and write their own opening line to their story. They share their sentences and receive feedback from the group.
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It's a Matter of Opinion
Dissect the parts of an advertisement with your class. Middle schoolers discuss advertisements and locate the hook in them. Then, they create an advertisement for a business, in which they include the name of the business, an...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Walk Two Moons: Hook and Concept of a Frame Story
As an introduction to Sharon Creexh's Walk Two Moons, a volunteer dons a pair of boots and walks about the classroom.Observers then ponder the axiom, Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins. Their collaborative...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Skill Lessons – Prefixes and Suffixes
Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down. Young vocabulary pupils work with word parts in a hands-on activity that prompts them to connect flash cards with affixes to their root and base words. Additionally,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introduce a Claim by Engaging the Reader
Writers want to captivate their audience from the very beginning of an argumentative essay. A helpful video focuses on the introduction of an essay, including the ever-important hook. The narrator demonstrates brainstorming and composing...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great lesson on reading and discussing the characteristics of a narrative. Elementary schoolers explore writing techniques to hook the reader. They identify their hook and share their...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identify How the Poet Hooks the Readers and Pulls Them into a Text
Practically overflowing with supplementary materials, this video is sure to help you teach your class about how to identify a hook in a poem. The video could be used as a lesson for either teacher or pupil. Starting out with a definition...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed