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Hooking the Reader Ask a Question ???????? Anecdote Three. Words. Only. Use a Quote 6 Ways of Fact / Data Set the Scene Imagine Picture Visualize
Questions? 9-24-13 Who is your favorite artist, player, musician or inspiration? If you could interview that person today, write 5 questions you would ask him?
Activator – 20 questions What is a topic that you know a lot about?
Asking a Question: Another way to Hook your reader. Ask a thought provoking question about your topic. You could simply turn your topic into a question. Examples: Do kids face safety issues in public schools? Have you ever dreamed of creating a new television show?
Three Words Only: Another way to Hook your reader. You simply list three words as standalone sentences. Examples: No. No. No Cars. Bikes. Trains. Unfair. Unfair. Unfair.
Teacher’s Model Question/Topic: Should homework be banned? Students need homework grades to help boost possible low test/quiz grades. Homework should NOT be banned. Homework should NOT be banned. Homework should be banned. Students need to practice skills learned in class so that they don’t forget them. Set the Scene: 1.Visualize homework papers floating down streets of every town in America. 2.Imagine never having to make up another lame excuse for why you didn’t do your homework. 3.Picture how happy the world would be if we never had to do homework again. Ask a Question: 1.What if no child in America ever had homework? Three Words: Practice. Practice. Practice.
Guided Practice Claim: Freddy Krueger is the best movie villain. Use the following sentence starters Imagine not being able to close your eyes for even one second because every time you do you are haunted in your dreams. Picture a man in red and black with a burnt charred face and nails the size of bear claws. Visualize getting up every day and not knowing if you are really awake or still dreaming. Help me add a question: 3 Words:
Practice. Practice. Practice. Choose 2 Monsters from your Sourcebook. Create a question and 3 words hook for each monster.
Guns or NO Guns? 1. View the video clip. 2. Make a monster to organize your ideas. 3. Below the legs of the monster, write a picture, visualize, imagine statement, a question, and 3 words to engage potential readers.
Tag It! On the Chart Paper, select one of your hooks to write.
Hook Me! 9/23/13 How do you get someone’s attention if you don’t know them? Give a specific example.
E.Q. What are effective hooks to engage the reader? ELACC8W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. ELACC8S4: Engage effectively in a range of classroom discussions. Today I will identify and practice one way to hook the reader for various argumentative topics.
Student Learning Maps Let’s Map Our Weekly Learning. You will keep the learning map in your 3 prong folder and refer to it daily.
Make your writing a page turner! The hook (1 st line in the introduction) should grab your reader's attention to the point they don’t want to let go.
Hook Me! When you are writing an essay, it is just as important as a movie trailer is to the success of the movie. You want to give “a little bit” of the content, but you really want them to “buy the ticket.”
Definition- (noun) A technique used to grab the reader’s attention Characteristics, First sentence(s) in the introduction of a story, essay or even movie Non-Examples I think…. I am going to tell you about In my opinion Example Setting the Scene Question Anecdote Fact / Data What is a hook? Hook
Definition- (verb) To become involved in (interact) with a person; to take part in, participate; to gain the attention of Characteristics atrtractive, attention- grabber, listening, collaborating Non-Examples Refusing to participate, unattractive Example Window shopping at the mall Involved in a discussion War He engaged her in conversation. He started his story with an engaging beginning. What does it mean to engage? Engage
Setting the Scene! Create an imaginary scene or event for your reader to picture. It must be related to your topic. Use the following sentence starters: Imagine… Picture… Visualize…
Guided Practice Claim: Freddy Krueger is the best movie villain. Use the following sentence starters Imagine not being able to close your eyes for even one second because every time you do you are haunted in your dreams. Picture a man in red and black with a burnt charred face and nails the size of bear claws. Visualize getting up every day and not knowing if you are really awake or still dreaming.
Teacher Model Topic: Do fast food restaurants do more harm than good? Claim: Fast food restaurants do more harm than good. Use the following sentence starters Imagine not being able to get out of bed because of arthritis, asthma and depression. Picture biting into a greasy burger and discovering something living inside of it. Visualize the weight of a six pound bowling ball crushing your heart every time you ate a burger from a fast food restaurant.
Check for Understanding Topic: Is Reading Necessary for Life? Claim: Use the following sentence starters Imagine Picture Visualize
HOOK Me Select 8 topics from the list. DO NOT WRITE ON IT! In your Sourcebook Title the page Setting the Scene Practice: Choose 8 topics. For each topic write 3 sentences using the sentence starters below. Use the following sentence starters Imagine Picture Visualize