Writing an autobiographical narrative: **Think of one event from your life. It should be an event that actually happened to you that you want to write about. (Other people may read this event, so it should be one you want to share.) Once you know your event, begin drafting your story. 8 TYPES OF HOOKS Question When writing a question, try to create a picture in the reader’s mind. Use the words who, what, when, where, why, is, how, or are at the beginning of the sentence. Quote When writing a quote, it can be a direct quotation from a book, TV show, movie, or a famous person. Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is a word that makes sounds. Those can be animal sounds, car sounds, or any other sound. Examples include: Bang! Woof! or Cock-a-doodle-doo! Poem Use a poem from a famous author, or make up your own. Song Use a line or two from your favorite song on the radio. Make sure you relate it to your essay. Interjection Interjections express emotions. Examples are Aha!, Stop!, Ugh!, Help!, Well!, YOW!, Brrrr!, Yummy! Startling Statistic Statistics show relationships with numbers. Find a surprising statistic involving your topic. Dialogue Dialogue features two or more people talking. Simile or Metaphor Figurative language making comparisons to create vivid images. Here is an example of 8 different hooks which could be used for writing an expository essay about my favorite television show, Spongebob Squarepants: QUESTION • Where in the Pacific Ocean can you find a delicious Krabby Patty to eat, live in a pineapple, and drive in an underwater boat? Bikini Bottom, of course! QUOTE • "Do you smell that? That smell--It's the smell of a smelly smell that smells smelly," stated Spongebob. ONOMATOPOEIA • "Meooowww!" said Gary, Spongebob's pet snail. POEM Roses are red, violets are blue. I love Spongebob Squarepants, do you? SONG "Are ya ready kids? Aye, aye, Captain. I can't hear you! Aye, aye Captain. Ohhhh!" My favorite TV show started to play on Nickelodeon. INTERJECTION "Noooo!" Don't touch the TV, I am watching my favorite show, Spongebob Squarepants. STARTLING STATISTIC Over 1 million adults and children worldwide tune in to watch the TV show, Spongebob Squarepants on a weekly basis DIALOGUE "There's nothing wrong with getting kissys from your grandmother," said Spongebob. "No, especially if you're a big baby who wears diapers!" responded Fish. Oh no! The tire popped! Help! Help! Somebody! Anybody! My mom, sister, brother and I got in a car accident. We were driving down Bethel Church Road taking my oldest brother somewhere when the front tire popped on my mom’s car. “Strike! You’re out,” yelled the umpire. We got excited because my sister was winning her softboll game 5-0. My mom and I were on the bleachers cheering on her team. I feel like doing a cartwheel everytime my sister scores a point. “The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town.” It’s the first day of school as I walk out the door to the. bus stop. I said to myself, “I don’t feel right. I feel misplaced.” Answer: Onomatopoeia Answer: Dialogue Answer: Interjection Topic: Adopting Willow from the SPCA Model Writing Different Hooks Model Writing Different Hooks Model Writing Different Hooks Volunteers to share hooks? Bibliography (cont.) Macken, Joann. Waiting Out the Storm. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2010. 1. Print. Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York, NY: HarperTrophy, 1977. 1. Print. SpongeBob SquarePants. Web. 21 Jun 2011. <http://spongebob.wikia.com/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants>. Stine, R.L. The First Horror. New York, NY: Simon Pulse, 2002. 1. Print. "Teaching Kids to Write Fantastic Hooks!." A to Z Teacher Stuff. Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., 2008. Web. 22 Jun 2011. <http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=53699>.