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I need an explanation for this English question to help me study.Introduction:So what is a “hook”? Here is a YouTube video. (Links to an external site.)The opening sentence of any essay is called the hook. Sometimes it is also called an “attention-getter.”A hook in writing is used to engage the readers in the subject and keep their attention throughout the essay.Here’s an example of how a hook/attention-getter works in an introduction paragraph. The topic of the essay is about the least favorite household chores and why. Almost everyone knows how the story of Cinderella ends, but do people actually think about how she spent her days before she met the prince? Her daily routine was not glamorous. She did everything from sweeping the floors to cooking meals. If someone had asked Cinderella which chores she did not particularly like, she would have answered, “Why none, of course. Housework is my duty!” In today’s increasingly busy society, however, most people admit that they have definite dislikes for certain household chores. The top three of these unpopular tasks often include ironing clothes, washing dishes, and cleaning the bathroom. Instructions:You must complete Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.Part 1: Read the introduction paragraph above and answer the following questionsPart 2: Practice Writing Different Types of HooksPart 3: Writing Practice1: Read the introduction paragraph above and answer the following questions.1. Write out the hook.2. In a few words, describe the hook in this introduction paragraph. Do you think this hook is effective? Did it grab your attention? Explain.3. What is the background information? Write it out. 4. Write out the thesis statement? 5. How many main ideas are there in the thesis statement? Write out the main ideas. 2. Practice Writing Different Types of HooksRead the different types of hooks below. For each type of hook, an example is provided. You will fill in the blanks with ONE example of your own.1. A beliefMany people believe that the virus is real but are worried about their jobs and their bills and how shutdowns have been handled (Links to an external site.) inconsistently. Others are angry at politicians who plead for people to stay home but then get spotted at events (Links to an external site.).__________________________________________________________________________________2. Gain your reader with a startling factThe bumblebee bat is the smallest mammal on earth._____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Metaphors/Simile/RiddleHe is the black sheep in the family._____________________________________________________________________________________4. A single wordCandies! Candies! Candies! They were everywhere. ______________________________________________________________________________________5. Capture a momentWe were right at the top of the rickety roller coaster and started downhill.___________________________________________________________________________________________6. Start with a subordinate clauseAlthough her neighbor, Mrs. Givens, had always been quiet and friendly, this time she yelled at me at the top of her lungs.__________________________________________________________________________________________7. Use a string of adjectivesScrumptious, delicious, and wonderful doesn’t even begin to describe my favorite meal back home._____________________________________________________________________________________________8. Uses a quote to lead to the thesis statement. “Never trust a man a dog doesn’t like.” the proverb says. This somehow implies that dogs can tell the character of a person before a human can. In many ways this is true: dogs have amazing talents when it comes to assessing a person’s character. But how do they do it? Pet behaviorists give the following explanations.____________________________________________________________________________________________9. Describe a soundSnap! Crackle! Crunch! Something big was lurking in the woods.___________________________________________________________________________________________10. A short 4 or 5 word sentence“Wrong number,” said the familiar voice.__________________________________________________________________________________________11. Fill in the blanks________________________ is the kind of __________________ who will ____________.My sister is the kind of person who will clip coupons from newspapers to save money on groceries.__________________________________________________________________________________________12. A declarative statementI’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.__________________________________________________________________________________________ 13. An anecdote (*this is one my favorite type of hook!)I was only eight, but I remember it like yesterday. I was sitting in doctor’s office when they gave my parents and me the shocking news. “I am sorry to tell you this, but your daughter’s condition is getting worse. The only way to fix it is by surgery.”______________________________________________________________________________________________14. Reveals background info leading to a focused thesis statement.Birds, pigs, rats and other animals all have special talents which have been used by humans. Birds can talk, pigs can find truffles, rats can run wires through walls for plumbers, but no animal has quite as many special talents as dogs, especially when it comes to helping ranchers._______________________________________________________________________________________________15. A dramatic eye-witness account Rubble from earthquake-stricken houses is lying everywhere. Precious lives are buried deep within the piles of dirt, concrete, and debris. If rescue workers can locate these souls in time, their lives may be saved. Dog teams arrive. They will employ their amazing talents in this emergency situation.________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16. Turn about: Starts with the opposite idea and then moves to the focus. Max was a cute dog, a Tibetan Terrier with a “winning smile,” but he had an annoying habit of “lifting his leg” on my furniture if I left him alone for more than a couple of hours. Also, half-way through our walks, he would roll on his back indicating he had had enough. I would have to carry him home. Just when I decided to give him up for adoption, he used his amazing talent as a”chick magnet” to find me the love of my life.________________________________________________________________________________________________ 17. Set the mood with vivid, specific details; in other words, add a snapshot “Two cups of coffee, a bagel with cream cheese, and a hot pretzel.” It was a typical order at the snack bar at the citywide garage sale my parents helped run every April. The event was supposed to raise enough money to make some home improvements. This was my first year at the snack bar, though, and I was worried that instead of raising money, I would end up owing it.______________________________________________________________________________________________________18. Draw your readers into your essay with a question or two “So you are ready to place an order now? Would you like to start with an appetizer?”_____________________________________________________________________________________________________19. An exclamation“Gittatahere!” yelled my brother.___________________________________________________________________________________________________20. Dialogue “ Hurry or you’ll be late!” called my mother from the bottom of the stairs. “Today of all days you want to be on time.” If I had only know what that day would bring, I would have stayed in bed.__________________________________________________________________________________________________21. A Question Have you ever had a day when you wished you had stayed in bed? As I rushed to catch the bus on what seemed to be a perfectly normal day I had no idea what was ahead of me.________________________________________________________________________________________________________22. A Vivid Description The sun was warm on my back as I raced toward the waiting yellow school bus. As I nestled into the worn leather seat, I was greeted by the friendly voices of other excited children. The look on my face was one of confidence and contentment. With a jerk the bus started down the road, and I was on my way into one of the worst days of my life._____________________________________________________________________________________________________23. An Interesting Fact Shock has been known to kill ten-year-old’s. It can cause their brains to explode and their heart to stop dead still. These facts raced through my mind as I stood dumbfounded in front of my fourth grade classmates. I wish I had stayed in bed!________________________________________________________________________________________________24. Sound Effects “Buzzzzzz!” The sound of my alarm clock droned in my ears as I struggled to come awake. With a start I sat straight up in my bed. This was my big day, and I had to be on time._________________________________________________________________________________________________References:Adapted from Craft Lessons by Ralph Fletcher and Joann PortalupiReviser’s Toolbox by Barry LaneAfter THE END by Barry LaneGreat Writing by Folse, Muchmore-Vokoun, Solomon, 4th Ed.USA TODAYPart 3: Writing PracticeFor this assignment, you must refer to Part 2. Pick your favorite top TEN types of hooks. For each type of hook, write an introduction paragraph. Your introduction paragraph must consist of ahook that you had written in Part 2.
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thesis statement
Note: You may refer to the sample “the least favorite household chores and why.”RubricSome RubricSome RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSatisfactoryStudent was able to describe the hook and is able to explain whether the hook grabbed her/his attention.20 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSatisfactory: Understanding on writing different types of hooksStudent was able to write an example of each type of hook for 24 types of hooks. After that, s/he was able to write ten introduction paragraphs successfully.230 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUnsatisfactoryStudent did not complete the assignment.S/He did not answer the assignment questions.There were issues with grammar and/or sentence structure. The assignment was not revised, edited, or proofread.0 ptsTotal Points: 250Previous
Requirements: You must complete Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.


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