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Young Mont Pleasant writers learn about how to get readers’ attention

Left to right, Derek Priddle and Isaiah Smith talk about creative techniques, while writing their own feature story in English class at Mont Plesant Middle School on Thursday morning. Their teacher, Sarah Trombadore, is doing a six-week unit with her students on how to write a feature article.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Left to right, Derek Priddle and Isaiah Smith talk about creative techniques, while writing their own feature story in English class at Mont Plesant Middle School on Thursday morning. Their teacher, Sarah Trombadore, is doing a six-week unit with her students on how to write a feature article.
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Mont Pleasant Middle School teacher Sarah Trombadore asked the question: “What do you get when you combine two boys, two golf clubs, one dog and a coop full of chickens?” The answer: “a really angry man.” People would be more likely to read the rest of that story with such an intriguing beginning — a great “hook,” Trambodore said. “The hook must catch like a fish or grab the readers’ attention to make them want ...


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