Hook Your Reader: Story Starters/Mini Posters for the ELA Classroom

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Grade Levels
6th - 11th
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12 pages
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HOOK YOUR READER: 10 Story Starters/Mini Posters for ELA Teachers

Types of Story Starters/Poster Anchors include:

1. Active Verb Opening
2. Emphatic Word Opening
3. Emphatic Phrase Opening
4. Mystery Opening
5. Parallel Structure Opening
6. Parenthetical Opening
7. Personification Opening
8. Repetition for Effect Opening
9. SAW (Since-Although-When) Opening
10. Time Opening


#1. Use the story-starters as a whole-class Bell Ringer/Quick Write.

#2. Set up a Gallery Walk by posting a few mini-posters on the wall and assigning student pairs to select an opening and create an outline of a story that could follow it.


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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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