Teach your students to write 'engaging hooks' that lure an audience

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Every writer starts out enthusiastic about their topic.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that their audience is going to instantly relate to what is being stated.

Writers have an obligation to present their topic in an interesting, engaging format that brings even the driest of topics to life.

That process starts with a hook!  Successful writers understand that articles, letters, editorials, and even speeches have a common beginning – a hook! If the reader isn’t lured in, why do they want to continue reading?

Methods / Teaching Strategies

Group work

Class Discussion

Personalized Learning


Assessment of Learning

·      Composing hooks (cooperative learning activity)


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