Writing an introductory paragraph for a narrative is not always easy. Adding the perfect combination of dialogue and detail AND using strong SHOW NOT TELL to set the scene are all challenges for students. Look no further than this resource for strong introductory paragraphs for narrative writers! Included are 7 steps to writing a strong narrative introductory paragraph, along with examples of each step. Also included are two sample introductory paragraphs for students to model their writing after. Finally, a resource for adding SHOW NOT TELL to the introductory paragraph & a resource for editing the paragraph once finished are both included! Enjoy this resource! Your students will be writing beautifully in no time!