This product allows students explore and experiment various leads to use in their narrative writing or realistic fiction stories. Have your students think about their leads on a deeper level by analyzing the effect of starting their stories in different ways. This product includes:
--6 Instructional Slides- perfect for direct instruction while introducing these 4 types of leads: inner monologue, action, imagery, and dialogue
--4 Colorful Narrative Lead Posters (Include descriptions and examples)
-- Experimenting with Leads Template: Includes descriptions of the 4 types of leads and gives space for students to revise or create various beginnings for the same story.
--- Examples of Leads and Their Effectiveness Worksheet that shows examples of various leads for the same story. This is a perfect resource to use to show students the effectiveness of each type of lead. It also shows students how an author can subtle hint at the deeper meaning in the beginning of his or her story.
--- Examples of Leads and Their Effectiveness Worksheet Guided Answer Key-- gives possible answers for a discussion about the effectiveness of each lead: imagery, dialogue, inner monologue, and action.