1) One of the most important thing in your essay!
2) Purpose :
a) Get the reader's attention
b) Set tone for the rest of the essay
c) Make a contract with the reader - What will be covered in this piece (reveal the thesis statement)?
3) Parts :
- Designed to grab attention immediately and give same indication about the essay's type
b) The Transitions
- The relationship between the hook and the thesis statement.
- Moves the reader from the hook to the driving force of the essay
c) The Thesis Statement
- Makes contract with the reader about what will be discussed without a blatant announcement.
Types of Hook
1. Personal Example
- Provides strong, dramatic incidents to use
- Make up your personal experience, be careful that it sounds credible.
- Honesty in expressing thoughts and feelings
2. Using Quotations
- Dramatic, emotionally appealing, surprising, humorous
- Does not have to be from a famous person
- Must be relevant to the thesis statement
3.Using Facts or Statistics
- Must be startling/unusual/bizarre
- Must be from a credible source
- Use journal as a place to record both quotes and tests or statistics that might work for an introduction
4. Rhetorical Questions
5. Current Events or News
- Must be recent
- Must be important
- Should be made public by newspapers, television, or radio
6. Using Contrast To The Thesis Statement
- In direct contrast to the thesis statement
- It's fun to prove an expert wrong
INFERENCES AND PREDICTIONS (NIGHT)
- What you think will happen based upon the text, the author and background knowledge
- An educated guess as to what will happen
- To make predictions BEFORE and DURING reading, you must ask yourself, what is going
to happen next in the story
- Answered by the end of the text or story
- Reading of all the clues and making your best guess.
- When you infer, you used all clues to draw conclusions about what is being read
- You infer DURING reading only