Potential Hooks. Grabbing the reader so they don’t let go!. Begin with a simile or a metaphor. My life has been a carnival. My family is like an open book. Begin with a question. Who is the greatest athlete of all times?. Begin with a definition.
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My life has been a carnival. My family is like an open book.
Who is the greatest athlete of all times?
Amiable is the best way to describe my personality: I am friendly and caring. Perfect is the best adjective to describe me: I am flawless in every aspect of my life.
“Learn to laugh” is something my kindergarten teacher told me after Ralph Thorsen spilled paint on my daffodil picture.
I am as photogenic as Tyra Banks.
In the year 2012 I see myself as a supreme ballerina performing in Camelot at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Deciding to attend Hampton Roads Academy, a private school, was one of my most difficult decisions.
The day of my birth began with Hurricane Charlie pounding at our door in Charleston, South Carolina.
“Butch, did you practice the piano?” Since I was six years old, this has been a daily reminder from my dear mother. “Be all you can be” has been my inspiration from my grandfather who is a retired Marine Corps colonel and my mentor.
As my cousin and I pedaled our new bikes to the beach, 6 years old, suntanned and young, we met an old, shaggy-haired man weaving unsteadily on a battered old bike.
"I have to admit, I lost my cool the other day"
"Can I tell you something? I made a bad business decision."
“Why are cleaning the taps with your toothbrush, grandma?”
“That is the way I learned in the war.”
Fact: Many studies show that the biological sleep pattern for teens shifts a few hours, which means teens naturally stay up later and feel alert later in the morning.
Statistic: According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, teens and young adults experience the highest rates of violent crime, a rate of 62%.
Onomatopoeia is a word that makes sounds. Those can be animal sounds, car sounds, or any other sound.
Examples include: Bang! Woof! or Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Which hooks are best for narratives, and which hooks are best for AP?
Revise your introduction by writing one of the discussed hook strategies.
Challenge yourself to try something different!
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