Help your students to craft captivating leads in their introduction paragraphs of the argument essays they write! This handout provides students with examples of strategies that authors use when "hooking" the interest of their reader. It can be projected for the whole class to see and/or printed out for every student to insert into their writing notebooks for future use. It is a great scaffold to help students with writing compelling introductory paragraphs and support expectations of Common Core writing standards. This can be used in mini-lessons while teachers demonstrate how to craft introductions.