Attention-grabbing story starters

Last updated: 07/12/2021
Contributor: Teachit Author
Attention grabbing story starters
Main Subject
Key stage
Category
English
Resource type
Role play/debate/discussion
Starter/Plenary
Worksheet

Students rank order a number of opening sentences or paragraphs from a range of short stories depending on how 'attention grabbing' they are, and then write their own opening to a story.

This is a simple but effective approach to teach KS3-4 students about the importance of starting fiction writing with an effective beginning.  

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Thank you, I've used sentences from various authors before and these really help to activate my student's creativity. Thank you for sharing.

Erika Lemmer

18/04/2020

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08/01/2019

5

16/09/2018

Great idea, thx.

13/07/2015

Thank you, I've used sentences from various authors before and these really help to activate my student's creativity. Thank you for sharing.

Erika Lemmer

18/04/2020

5

08/01/2019

5

16/09/2018

Great idea, thx.

13/07/2015

Fantastic resource, I am going to use this for my GCSE lower group to evaluate their writing skills

14/06/2013

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