Writing Leads and Writing Hooks Anchor Charts | Descriptive Writing

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I printed these and laminated them in poster size. Such a great tool to use with students. I can give them as notes and put them around the room.
Great resource! I go over these with students and show them how to use the examples to help guide their writing. Very helpful for struggling writers. Thank you!
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Let's write descriptive writing leads! Here are 20 popular writing hooks that students can use to enhance the beginnings of their narrative and informational writing! Each anchor chart states the name of the "writing hook" and gives examples to help students produce their own! These pair nicely with my Writing Conclusions Charts.

These charts come small enough to fit into student notebooks for easy reference. They save space only taking up 2.5 pages of the writing journal if all 20 are used! They also come in the standard paper size to hang onto your wall or to make a classroom reference book! Blank charts are included to create additional hooks or student-made examples! This product now includes a full-page for students to write hooks found within mentor texts- fits perfectly into journals!

Writing Hooks include:

  • internal monologue
  • dialogue
  • description of setting
  • description of character
  • descriptive words
  • questions to ponder/wonder
  • intense moments
  • action words
  • strong feelings or emotions
  • onomatopoeia
  • repetitive words or phrases
  • lists
  • flashback
  • personal experience
  • dilemma
  • opinion or advice
  • definition
  • figurative language
  • interesting fact or statistic
  • famous quote

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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