February 10, 2013

Freebie Poster-How to Hook your Reader!

I love fun posters for the classroom! And this one comes out of necessity. I often have students asking how to start their papers, even though by 10th grade they've written more than a fair share. So this fun poster offers some suggestions :)

I teach mostly persuasive writing, so I don't suggest using a question as a hook. I suggest using: a quotation, a fact or statistic, or imagery.

Visit my TPT Store for a free downloadable poster [or use as a handout for your students to keep in their binders]. If you want to turn it into a poster, just print it out on 8.5 x 11" and then take it to Office Depot to have them blow it up to a 2' x 3' poster :)

Here's the one in my classroom! :-)
Enjoy your new, FREE, poster or handout!


  1. PERFECT TIMING! I just finished grading a stack of papers and targeted this as an area for improvement. Thank you for inspiration!

    1. Yay!!!! I love when stuff like that works out!