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Teaching Students To Write “Hooks”


In teaching both mainstream and ELL’s academic writing, one of our key points is helping them learn the importance of “hooks” — beginnings that will catch the reader’s attention.

Carolyn Zierenberg, a very talented English teacher at our school, has put together a very simple and effective PowerPoint that helps students get the idea.

She has given me permission to post it here for other teachers to use it, if you’d like….

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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