First Lines

First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
First Lines
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Are you tired of reading introductions that begin with a question? Or an exclamation point because it is so exciting? This activity might help. I’ve collected the first lines from a variety of teen lit. The objective is for students to read through the examples, identify what they notice (crafting moves) about the sentence and then name the technique. Students can work in small groups or independently before coming back together to share their thinking. At the conclusion of this activity, collectively we make an anchor chart of narrative beginnings techniques which we can refer to throughout the year.

Includes the following:
• Narrative Beginning Student Crafting Moves Worksheet (color and black/white versions)
• Narrative Beginning Student Crafting Moves—Teacher Edition
• 33 First Lines Posters from Teen Lit
• Gallery Walk cards
• Student Gallery Walk Sheet (color and black/white versions)
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