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. Use the videos to help you answer the questions in the assignment.

The Writing Process

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This page updated: 11/21/2019

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Setting Up a Mind Map App

The Goal:

This lesson asks you to use the "How do I...?" link above to install a free online app.  This app that will help you create mind maps for the prewriting stage of the writing process. 


  1. Watch the video.

  2. Complete the set up of your mind map app.

  3. Send Mrs. G a message telling her how the set up went.  Use "Text Reply" below.

  4. If you have questions or need help, please contact Mrs. G.

Opening Hooks

Closing Hooks

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