Sorry, but you’ll not find lyrics to any of the Franki Valli and the Four Seasons songs here. What you will find, however, in this 72 page Word document, are the opening lines of over 800 stories that contain at least one of the four seasons of the year. Care to take a guess at which season is most popular in the beginning of stories? Hint: there’s at least 125 of each season in this collection, but one season is found over 100 times more than the other three. Don’t fall behind the others who have found out, spring into reading them for yourself!
The collection includes selected opening lines from juvenile, young adult, and adult books in all genres. They are arranged first by the season, and then alphabetically by the author for your convenience. Each entry includes the author, title, and date of the story.
Included are some ways you can use the collection of Opening Lines in the classroom to help improve reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and analytical skills.
As a lifelong reader and 15-year librarian, I have had access to literally tens of thousands of books, and I have collected these lines over a number of years (decades actually). I have personally viewed each book, verified each line, and keyed them all in myself.
Great for enhancing your lesson plans, Web and Year Book pages, newsletters, flyers, bookmarks, posters, and other educational and promotional materials for your library or classroom, you’re sure to find something here that you can use.
All the Opening Lines fall under the Fair Use guidelines of the Copyright Act and though they remain the property of the copyright holder, feel free to use them in the classroom as you please. They are presented in a user-friendly Word format so it’s easy to print, to do key-word searches (control + f), and to copy-and-paste.
This is just one of many such collections in the Literary Opening Lines series. See our other offerings for opening lines that contain animals, lines that ask questions, one-and-two word lines, lines that feature libraries and librarians, etc.