This 2-page reference sheet will give students different ways to say something meaningful. With this tool, they can begin to combat the problem of sticking quotes at the beginnings of sentences or just letting them hang there all alone. With these lead-ins and sentence starters, students can practice ways to set up quotes and evidence more effectively.
This sheet is broken into 3 shorter sections: starters for analyzing literature, starters for writing arguments, and starters for analyzing poetry and excerpts.
With this document at hand, your students will be writing with more sophistication in no time. They may even come up with some great starters of their own once they understand the importance of never beginning a sentence with a quote when writing about literature or when writing an argument.