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Fishing for Readers: Identifying and Writing Effective Opening "Hooks"

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts


International Literacy Association


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October 10, 2015

The flip book could be used to "try out" different types of introductory hooks for a particular piece of writing. The titles on the flaps would show the strategy that is being used with each hook



October 08, 2012

i am not completely clear on what the flip book would be used for-



March 19, 2012

I love this lesson. Can you please tell me what titles you would give to the various pages of the flip book?



August 16, 2011

This sounds like a great lesson. The Hook Hunt worksheet that is mentioned within the lesson is not responding. Is there any way to get a copy of this worksheet to see if it is important to the lesson? Thank you



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