Attention Grabber. An attention grabber does exactly what the words suggest. 1. It is a statement that grabs the reader. 2. It gets their attention. 3. Make the reader want to know more. *This can also be called a HOOK.*. Types of Attention Grabbers. Anecdote
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Attention Grabber An attention grabber does exactly what the words suggest. 1. It is a statement that grabs the reader. 2. It gets their attention. 3. Make the reader want to know more. *This can also be called a HOOK.*
Types of Attention Grabbers • Anecdote • Statistic • Quote • Fact • Questions • Descriptively worded sketch of the scene
Anecdote – personal story that is related to the topic. 1. Only 4-6sentences 2. Start in the middle of the story. (climax) 3. Consider using the resolution of the anecdote as the concluding paragraph in the essay.
Attention Grabber Types Descriptive Sketch Example • Address the 5 senses. (see, touch, hear, taste and smell) Fact Example • Make the fact shocking, high interest, or descriptive. Statistic Example • Use a shocking or interesting statistic to grab the reader.
Attention Grabber Types Quote Example • Provide something funny or shocking in hopes that the reader wants to hear more. Question Example Don’t ask a question that has an obvious answer. Really make the reader develop an opinion before they continue reading.
Crash! The windshield cracked in a million places. The baseball bouncing off the glass and rolling on the pavement was soon out off sight. How was I going to explain this one? Anecdote
“There are over 13,000,000 people living in Calcutta, India. Two-thirds of these people are profoundly poor, living in primitive slums or on the streets” (Hawara 56). Statistic
“I just broke up with someone and the last thing she said to me was "You'll never find anyone like me again!" I'm thinking, "I should hope not! If I don't want you now, why would I want someone like you again” (Smith 218). Quote
In her dainty pink suit soiled with the blood and brain matter of her husband, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy boards Air Force I for the swearing in of Lyndon B. Johnson as president. • Fact
Do you think bullying issues and student’s self esteem would improve if schools required uniforms? Question
Smoke filled the air causing a coughing commotion. The chaos of people was disorienting. The sensation of salt tears rolled down cheeks and mouths hung ajar with the taste of smoke as citizens of New York City watched the towers fall. Descriptive Sketch