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Writing a Strong Introduction
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
Lesson Plan
Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Worksheet
Tips for Writing a Good Beginning Sentence
Young writers discover strategies for creating compelling introductions that capture a reader's interest in this writing worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
Lesson Plan
Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
This lesson walks students through the first few steps of crafting a personal narrative. Writers will start by going through a process to select an idea to write about, then begin to craft a hook that invites readers into their story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
Lesson Plan
Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Workbook
Creative Writing
Dive into the magic of storytelling with this diverse series of writing prompts. Each prompt is centered around a funny illustration and they include different genres such as poetry, journalism and more!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Monsters Around the World
Monsters Around the World
Workbook
Monsters Around the World
Meet mythical creatures from all around the world with these creative writing prompts. Tell a story from a monster's perspective, trek the Himalayas with a yeti and create your own monster too!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Winter Writing Journal
Winter Writing Journal
Workbook
Winter Writing Journal
Whip up a flurry of creativity with these writing prompts; a perfect addition to any writer's journal. Play with story cards, write out winter goals and go on writing adventures in winter scenarios.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Lesson Plan
Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Great introductory paragraphs pull the reader in. Students will review the different types of hooks and practice writing effective hooks. Then students will study the structure of of the introductory paragraph and begin to craft their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Persuasive Paragraph
Persuasive Paragraph
Worksheet
Persuasive Paragraph
Give your writing some structure with this persuasive paragraph worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Capture That Reader!
Capture That Reader!
Lesson Plan
Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
On a Space Mission
On a Space Mission
Worksheet
On a Space Mission
This robot soldier has found something on a Mars exploration that he's taking back home. What is it? Only your imaginative young author can decide.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Great Writing Starts with Golden Ideas
Great Writing Starts with Golden Ideas
Worksheet
Great Writing Starts with Golden Ideas
Use this worksheet as a tool to assist your young writers in selecting the perfect idea for their narrative.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Hooks
Narrative Hooks
Worksheet
Narrative Hooks
A strong hook will capture a reader's attention and make them want to know more! In this activity, students will identify four different ways to hook a reader into a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
Worksheet
Hook the Reader: The Tortoise and the Hare
After reading the classic Aesop fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare," students will use their imaginations to compose their own introductions using one of the most common story hooks (fact, question, description, statement, or sound).
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hook Your Reader!
Hook Your Reader!
Worksheet
Hook Your Reader!
Students will study effective hooks and have the option to craft some hooks for their own writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Volcano Writing Scene
Volcano Writing Scene
Worksheet
Volcano Writing Scene
This volcano writing worksheet is a great brainstorm starter and provides a different approach to composition, perfect for research-based writing.
4th grade
Science
Worksheet
Grab That Reader
Grab That Reader
Worksheet
Grab That Reader
The best type of introduction makes you want to learn more! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions using this grabby worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Starting a Story
Starting a Story
Worksheet
Starting a Story
Starting a story can be the toughest part of writing. Help your child flex their creativity by starting the same story in six different ways!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Zombie Writing
Zombie Writing
Worksheet
Zombie Writing
Tom, the boy zombie, is just a misunderstood monster. Help him tell his story from his point of view with this fun and creative writing prompt.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Strong Beginnings
Strong Beginnings
Worksheet
Strong Beginnings
A good introduction draws a reader into the story and makes them want to learn more. Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing strong introductions using this helpful worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Begin a Story
How to Begin a Story
Worksheet
How to Begin a Story
Get acquainted with a few different writing techniques with this fun prompt. Kids will start the same story in a few different ways.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Catch Your Reader's Attention
Catch Your Reader's Attention
Worksheet
Catch Your Reader's Attention
Give your students practice in catching the reader's attention by using a strong hook in their writing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Worksheet
Creative Writing for Kids: Restaurant Owner
Encourage your fourth graders to put their writing skills and imagination to good use by imagining that they are opening up a restaurant and writing about it!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Scary Story Card Game
Scary Story Card Game
Worksheet
Scary Story Card Game
Spin a spooky tale with a creative writing card game, perfect for a dark and creepy Halloween night around the campfire.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Story Hooks
Glossary: Story Hooks
Worksheet
Glossary: Story Hooks
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Story Hooks.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet