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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to use interesting leads in a piece of writing. This package contains all of The Writing Diner Projectable Lessons on effective leads for writing. Get minilessons presented through PowerPoint on the following leads: onomatopoeia, one word, dialogue, big potato, and question leads. Also, get a lesson helping students understand how to choose the best type of lead for their writing. Each lesson includes a writing sample so that students can see how to effectively use the individual leads in context in a piece of writing. Teaching leads explicitly will help students begin to be active thinkers while independently writing, which is the ultimate goal of all Writing Diner lessons. These lessons are connected to the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.