Writing Hooks Practice Activities For Opinion and Argumentative Essays Stations

Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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Hooks and Leads Printable Workshop Stations | Centers For Essay Writing.

6 Stations:

  1. Anecdote
  2. Rhetorical Question
  3. Startling Statistic
  4. Thought-Provoking Question
  5. Enlightening Statement
  6. Tidbit

Each station kit includes definitions, examples, bad hook explanations, small group and solo activity mission page, cut-outs for student work and for the GALLERY WALK, peer-evaluation check-off sheet, station signs, bulletin board signs, and gallery walk signs.

Also, includes an explanation of why each type of hook is effective.

Great workshop that provides movement, collaboration, and an authentic learning experience.

Total Pages
37 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.


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