Hooking the Fish & Wrapping It Up - Getting Started & Finishing Off The book asks the question: What characterises an introduction and a conclusion?
Hooking the Fish refers to how an introduction catches the attention of the reader/viewer/listener and Wrapping It Up refers to how a something reaches its conclusion. The reader is introduced to the characteristics of introductions and conclusions in fiction and nonfiction, in narrative approaches, such as, in medias res, ab ovo, quotations, facts and provocative opinions, as well as narrative approaches for endings with either closed or open endings, a paradox, consequences or perspectives.
The tasks in the book lead the reader to actively learn about introductions and endings by carrying out various types of tasks.
The book encourages reflection and includes tasks such as writing introductions for a graphic, a job advert and an image, comparing introductions, writing openings for videos, researching various types of openings, producing videos with particular openings and producing endings with various narrative approaches.
Hooking the Fish & Wrapping It Up is designed to be used from age 12 through adult education in language and literature classes as well as in interdisciplinary classes