Presentation on theme: "Little Red Riding Hooks…"— Presentation transcript:
1Little Red Riding Hooks… Great alternatives to introductions, hooks, and leads.
2“Once upon a time, there lived a little girl with a red riding hood…” WHAT A BORING, CLICHÉ INTRO!!
3There are more interesting ways to start off this famous story There are more interesting ways to start off this famous story. Here are some techniques to consider:
4Technique one: Start with a short (4-5 words maximum), effective sentence: She wore a red hood.
5Technique two: Start with an interesting question for the reader to ponder: Who would have thought that a simple trip to Grandma’s house could end in tragedy?
6Technique three: Start with a riddle: Who has big eyes, big teeth and is dressed in Grandma’s nightgown? You guessed it: The Big Bad Wolf!
7Technique four: Start with an interesting metaphor or simile: The wolf was a tornado, changing the lives of all who crossed his path.
8Technique five: Fill in these blanks: “____ was the kind of _____ who/that ____” Little Red was the kind of girl who thought wolves would never bother her.
9Technique six: Use a string of adjectives: Tall, dark, and with an air of confidence, the woodsman entered the house.
10Technique Seven: Quotations Try using a quotation that is well known or from a famous person. Or maybe a quote from a character or someone you know personally. Be sure to put quotation marks around the quote and give credit to the person who said it.“Now, Red,” chided Mama. “Don’t you dare take the shortcut through the mysterious woods,”
11Now, think about your memory story… Now You TryNow, think about your memory story…Practice writing an interesting hook…
12Write a lead… Use a short (4-5 word) sentence. Open with an interesting question.Start with a riddle.Try some figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification).Fill in the blanks: ____ was the kind of ___ who/that _____.Use a string of adjectives.Begin with a quotation.
13Put an end to boring beginnings! Use these techniques to turn your writing into something amazing!!