Hooking Your Reader

Hook your class into inquiry-based, hands-on learning with a activity on narrative leads. Pupils research different types of hooks and decide which one to use in their own writing. Carefully scaffolded to include all learners, the activity is a great catch. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Publish young writers' leads on a class blog 
  • Use the lesson as a model for teaching narrative conclusions
  • Seat your class in small groups of four so they may collaborate 
Classroom Considerations
  • Supplementals listed in the resource are available on YouTube
Pros
  • Use the flip book from the activity for the rest of the school year 
Cons
  • None