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Copy of Copy of How To Write A Good Hook!
Transcript of Copy of Copy of How To Write A Good Hook!
-What is a hook?
-What types of hooks are there?
-Practice a couple different hooks with your topic.
On your own:
* Know the subject
(Make your reader go, “Huh?” or “You’ve got to be kidding!”)
- Use statistics/facts that might interest the reader.
- Start with a question.
-Open with a quote.
Types of Hooks:
Start with dialogue between two
What is one example you can come up with? Talk with your table?
Writing an opening sentence/hook doesn't have to be torture. The intro to any strong writing does two major things:
lets the reader know what the story is about and peaks interest.
Like a compelling trailer for a new movie, the essay's introduction needs to "hook" the audience, make them want to see how the rest of the story unfolds.
Open with an unusual detail or statistic, startling or striking fact from an authoritative source – Three out of Five children use a security blanket or security doll when they are a growing up.
The hook for your personal narrative is any interesting sentence that captures attention and keeps the reader reading.
Open with an engaging question –
Have you ever wondered how you would survive if you found yourself alone in the wilderness? How would you defend yourself against predators? What would you eat? Where would you find water?
Have you ever considered how many books we’d read if it weren’t for television?
Open with a quotation from a character from the story or someone you know personally. You could also use a quote from an author.
When I was a child, my mom often said, “Leave it to Leslie.” Oh, it wasn’t anything mean or evil.
Elbert Hubbard once said, “Truth is stronger than fiction.”
Open with your opinion about the topic. (No need to say, “In my opinion” – we know it’s your opinion.)
No one should have to share a room with a little brother. Most little kids are pains in the neck, and they never listen.
Open with an announcement about what is to come. However, do not insult the reader by saying something like, “I am going to tell you about …”
The day my sister threw up on the sailor’s hat was a day that I’ll always remember.
Everyone remembers certain childhood birthdays because they are special, this particular birthday is impossible to forget.
DEFINE PERSUASIVE WRITING
REWIEW PATHOS, LOGOS, EHTOS
Attention Grabbing Opening
Brief Explanation of topic
persuasive writing uses rhetorical appeal to
convince the reader
CREATE HOOKS USING RHETORICAL APPEAL
what type of
Find a quote from any of the three works we've read
Superman and me
and use it to create a hook:
Identify effective hooks, in order to develop an introductory paragraph.
Monday Oct 20th
What the purpose of a hook?
What types of hooks are there?
in pairs look at questions 1-6
Create a hook
google quotes or
Briefly explain your topic
"Your a bastard" he said. "Rowdy you can come too." "F@#$, you!" he shouted".
At first glance The Absolutely true diary of a Part-Time Indian seems like a negative books filled with sex,violence, and profanity. However the message beyond the language make this book inspirational.
on your own...
Revise your hook, and add your explanation of your topic.
Don't worry about adding your thesis.
When you are finished... silently begin to read
Read each paragraph
Highlight the hook
Write on the paper
which type of hook it
Did this hook grab your attention? Why or why not?
in small groups
A thesis statement is
Tuesday Oct 21
Create a question style hook and a brief explanation for each topic.
You will have 5 minutes for each question.
After 5 minutes rotate the papers to the right
your arguement, the point
you are trying to prove.
The last sentence of the intro
Criteria for Good Thesis Statements
1. Arguable – Reasonable people could disagree
2. Supportable – Can be backed up with evidence, reasons
3. Specific – Not vague, not too general, not too broad
4. Third person – No “I” or “me” in the paper
EX: Schools should think of inventive ways to incorporate cell phones into modern education because students’ success in the future will depend on their ability to use technology for creative and productive purposes.
Create a topic sentence for the following hook.
"79 % of all schools in Newark have a strict uniform policy.
Define and identity
thesis statements in
order to create a complete
On Your OWN
Fix the following thesis statements
Identify the problem
When ur finished
Complete the persuasive leads
worksheet by adding a thesis
You will have 5 minutes
then rotate the papers to
Wednesday Oct, 22
Check the thesis statement
is it arguable?
Is it specific?
does it have "I me you" if so TAKE IT OUT
Underline the hook once,
underline the topic sentence twice
underline the thesis statement three times
List 3 reasons to support
Ex if you said the book has a positive message
tell me 3 positive messages
Thurs Oct 23
Transition sentences are
sentences that link two ideas together.
In addition to
Transition sentences are more sophisticated
Fix this thesis statement
I think schools should order student lunches from Chipoltle
omplete all parts
of an introductory
paragraph. Create an
intro paragraph for a persuasive
Take 2 minutes Silently read, the paper that was placed on your desk.
allows the reader to flow more smoothly from one point to the next
Must mention the previous idea and introduce the new idea
1st Claim evidence warrant
2nd claim/ evidence warrant
3rd claim evidence warrant
because everyone enjoys it
because kids will stop skipping lunch
if you finished your second claim evidence warrant
go to maxiel's desk
What kind of paper are we writing? Expository, Narrative or persuasive ?
Wednesday Oct 29
persuasive essays by adding
a counter argument
Answer questions 1-3
from reading guide
It expresses the view of a person who disagrees with your position.
Is the opposite of your thesis
"Some parents may feel...
readers may think....
Claim Evidence Warrant #1
Claim Evidence Warrant #2
Claim Evidence Warrant #3
goes after the 3rd claim evidence warrant
Lets create a counter argument for this thesis
Schools should create a curriculum that includes technology because most students will need to know how to use technology in college and at work.
Some people feel that technology will be a distraction to students however if students learn technology responsibility early on this will not be an issue.
use the article to find a counter argument, then tell me why it is wrong.
Topic Sentence: This is where the main ideas are summed up and the thesis statement is restated in a different, interesting way.
When Junior sees his father forced to kill Oscar, the dog, it changes his entire view on his life and future.
Summation: This is where the reader is told what he/she should have learned from the essay, why it is significant and how it relates to the real world.
Because of this, he understands the way poverty forces people to make difficult choices no one should ever have to make. Junior realizes he does not want to be put in this kind of position when he is an adult. Although this moment is traumatizing for Junior, sometimes it takes a moment like this to help a person decide to take action and change their life for the better. It is these types of moments which forever shape a person’s perspective and influences them to take real steps toward a better future.
Concluding Sentence: This is the final thought, the final chance to leave the reader with something to think about. It should be a bold statement that cements the essays message in the mind of the reader.
Although it is difficult to recognize at the time, a tragic moment like this one can be the best thing that happens to you.
When Junior sees his father is forced to kill Oscar, the dog, it changes his entire view on his life and future. He understands how poverty forces people to make difficult choices no one should ever have to make. Junior realizes he does not want to be put in this kind of position when he is an adult. Although this moment is traumatizing for Junior, sometimes it takes a moment like this to help a person decide to take action and change their life for the better. It is these types of moments which forever shape a person’s perspective and influences them to take real steps toward a better future. Although it is difficult to recognize at the time, a tragic moment like this one can be the best thing that happens to you.
Do Now: Pop Quiz
Thurs Oct 30
1. Restate your thesis
2. Summation (tell the reader what they should have learned, why it is important a
3. Concluding sentence (final thought; leave the reader something to think about)
obj to create effective conclusion paragraphs
Bring a Snack for
Restate your thesis in a different way
Summarize your 3 claims
End with a thoughtful sentence
For all these reasons
finishing up our units
By the end of this week we will be done with our first two units and submit our end of the unit assessment.
Type and submit our Part Time Indian Essays
Complete our in class writing assessment
Persuasive Writing Rubric
Must have :
3 parts of an the introduction paragraph
Complete thesis (which includes "because"
Claim, textual evidence, and Warrant ( which explains why the textual evidence is proof. This shows that)
3 parts of the conclusion.
Listen to the audio clip
Read the article
Create a persuasive writing piece that argues the following:
Schools in Newark should go until 5 pm because other schools have shown success with extended school days
MAKE SURE TO CITE THE TEXT
Date the paper is due
last name, pg #