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Paragraph Parts

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level I

This page updated: 5/03/2020

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Opening & Closing Hooks

The Goal: 


Great paragraphs grab the reader's attention and hold it all the way to the end.  To do this, an author will use opening and closing hooks at the beginning and end of the paragraph.  


An opening hook is a statement that grabs the reader's attention and a closing hook brings the reader "full circle" to complete their understanding of your idea.   Be sure to watch or read the information below to help you remember. 


  1. Watch the videos. 

  2. Be ready to discuss these paragraph parts in class.

Opening Hooks

Closing Hooks

Want to see examples?  Here are sites that give you suggestions!