This page updated:  10/20/2021

Paragraph Parts - Hooks

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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.  


  1. Please make a copy of the printables document.  You may want to print it out and add it to your class documents. 

  2. Review the information in the videos with a parent or writing coach. 

  3. In the 2nd & 3rd video, there are questions and comments that will cause the video to pause.  Please discuss these questions. 

Want to see examples of opening & closing hooks?  Here are sites that give you suggestions!