By Mary Rose
Getting starting is often the most difficult part of writing. This whole-group lesson is designed to give your students skills for beginning any kind of story. Includes a "Five Ways to Begin a Narrative Essay" reproducible!
Help for struggling and inexperienced writersSave the independent work for another day. Begin with a thorough review of the ways to begin and end, and then ask students to try writing an introduction of their own. If necessary, take a vote on the kind of introduction you will use on this day and have each group member write an introduction using that same technique!
Grades 3 & Up