Lesson Plan


Hook your reader
Aaron H.
Classroom teacher
Foothills Middle School
Wenatchee, WA
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...recognize powerful introductions and revise their own introduction.  

English Language Arts
Grades 7
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1 Hook

Read aloud two different introductions.  

  • Compare and contrast which one is more engaging.  

  • Which one do you want to read more about?  
  • Why? How did the author make you interested?  

Consider using something like nearpad to put the text in front of students.  

2 Direct Instruction

Introduce Vocabulary

Add definitions & pictures to vocabulary notebook

Identify Purpose of the Introduction

Review Rubric

  • Practice scoring more examples?  


3 Collaborative Practice

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Collaboratively revise the ice cream bike ride introduction